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VC1120    James McPhie

Name   James McPhie    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1120   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers, 416th (Edinburgh) Field Company



Rank VC Won    Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   21 Salisbury Place, Rose Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Canal de la Sensee, near Aubencheul-au-Bac, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, 3 miles east of Cambrai, Nord, France


Date Buried/Cremated   15 October 1918

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot II, Row E, Grave 4

Gazetted    31 January 1919

VC Presented  03 April 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his mother, Elizabeth


P  Headstone, Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, 3 miles east of Cambrai, Nord, France

P  Named on 'For Valour' Board, Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Memorial Bench, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

P  Ring of Remembrance (L'Anneau de la Mémoire), Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, Pas-de-Calais, France

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Jct West Richmond and Brown Street, Edinburgh

By The Way…

His brother John fought in the same unit, he helped to bury his brother the day after his VC action

VC Held By

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



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BORN   18 December 1894

DIED   14 October 1918   AGE   23

VC Won   14 October 1918    AGE    23

Place VC Won   Aubencheul-au-Bac, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War