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VC963   John Thomas Davies

Name   John Thomas Davies   No.   20765  

VC Issue No.   963   Awards   VC    

Regiment   South Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Volunteers), 11th (Service) Battalion

Later   Queen's Lancashire Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment  

Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Rockferry, 19 Railway Road, Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 27 Leslie Road, St Helens, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Helens Borough Cemetery, Rainford Road, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Church of England, Section 59, Grave 426

Gazetted   22 May 1918

VC Presented   5 April 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Helens Borough Cemetery, Rainford Road, Lancashire, England

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Victoria Square, St Helens, Merseyside

Road, St Helens, Merseyside

By The Way…

Believed to have been killed following his VC action and gazetted as posthumous, he actually had been taken as a POW

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



VC 962 VC 964
VC 962
VC 964

BORN   29 September 1896

DIED  28 October 1955  AGE   60

VC Won   24 March 1918   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Near Eppeville, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War