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VC1179    John Daniel Hinton

Name   John Daniel Hinton   No.      

VC Issue No.   1179   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 20th Battalion, Canterbury Regiment, C Company



Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Colac Bay, Riverton, Southland Province, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Princess Margaret's Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   2 July 1997

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  Returned Soldier's League Section

Gazetted    17 October 1941

VC Presented   11 May 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch, New Zealand

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

P  Memorial Plaque, War Memorial, Colac Bay, Southland Province, New Zealand

Jack Hinton Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hinton Road, Taradale, Napier, New Zealand

By The Way…

His Victoria Cross was one of several stolen from the National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand, but they were recovered after a reward was put up for their return

VC Held By

Queen Elizabeth II Army Memorial Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand



VC 1178 VC 1180
VC 1178
VC 1180

BORN    17 September 1909

DIED   28 June 1997   AGE   87

VC Won   28-29 April 1941    AGE    31

Place VC Won   Kalamata, Greece

War/Campaign   Second World War

VC Ephemera

Second World War