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VC986   Jack Thomas Counter

Name    Jack Thomas Counter   No.      

VC Issue No.   986   Awards   VC    

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   King's Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won    Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

Place Of Death   At his sister-in-law's home, Dorset House, Dorset Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Andrew's Churchyard, First Tower, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

Cremated   Bournemouth Crematorium, Strouden Avenue, Dorset, England

Date Buried/Cremated   24 September 1970

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   22 May 1918

VC Presented   22 June 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Family Headstone, St Andrew's Churchyard, First Tower, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

Memorial Plaque, St Andrews Church, First Tower, St Helier, Jersey

P  Blue Plaque, Sisters fomer house, Blandford Forum, Dorset

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, by War Memorial, Blandford Forum, Dorset

Jack Counter Close, St Helier, Jersey

Counter House, St Saviour's, Jersey

By The Way…

During the Second World War, he was a Postman on German occupied Jersey.

VC Held By

Jersey Museum, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands



VC 985 VC 987
VC 985
VC 987

BORN    3 November 1898   

DIED   16 September 1970  AGE   71

VC Won   16 April 1918   AGE   19

Place VC Won    Near Boiseux St. Marc, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War