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VC1103    James Crichton

Name   James Crichton     No.      

VC Issue No.   1103   Awards   VC   

Regiment   New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 25 Northboro Road or Auckland Hospital, Takapuna, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Waikumete Memorial Park Soldier's Cemetery, near Auckland, New Zealand

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   25 September 1961

Headstone   Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Protestant Section, Block L, Section 4, Plot 9

Gazetted   15 December 1918

VC Presented  26 February 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

Headstone, Waikumete Memorial Park Soldier's Cemetery, near Auckland, New Zealand

Memorial at Returned Servicemen's Association HQ, Dunedin, New Zealand

Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand

Named on Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, outside Parliament Building, Wellington, New Zealand

Named on Memorial Sundial, Caroline Bay, Timaru, New Zealand

Blue Plaque, Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, N Ireland

Crichton Crescent, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand


By The Way…

Born in Co Antrim, he emigrated to New Zealand in 1914 only to come back to Europe again via Gallipoli


VC Held By

Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Drive, Auckland, New Zealand

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BORN   15 July 1879

DIED   22 September 1961  AGE   82

VC Won   30 September 1918    AGE    39

Place VC Won   Crevecoeur, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War

VC Ephemera