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VC1242    John Wallace Linton

Name   John Wallace Linton   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1242   Awards   VC   DSO   DSC

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won    Commander

Rank End Of Career   Commander

Place Of Birth   Claremont, Malpas, Newport, Gwent, Wales

Place Of Death   Aboard HM Submarine 'Turbulent' off Maddelina Harbour, Sardinia, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Lost at sea off Maddelina Harbour, Sardinia, Italy


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.  

Gazetted    25 May 1943

VC Presented   23 February 1944, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Portsmouth Naval Memorial (Column 3, Panel 72), Hampshire

P  Named on War Memorial, St Mary the Virgin Church, Meysey Hampton, Gloucestershire

P  Memorial Bollard, on the banks of the River Usk, Newport, Gwent

P  Named on Submarine Service Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Britannia Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon

P  Anchor Memorial, Malpas Court, Newport, Gwent

P  Blue Submarine Association Plaque at Place of Birth, St Josephs Hospital, Harding Avenue, Newport, Gwent

P  John Wallace Linton Pub, Newport, Gwent

P  Memorial Plaque of HM Turbulent Losses, John Wallace Linton Pub, Newport, Gwent

P  Linton Street, Newport, Gwent

By The Way…

The total tonnage sunk by Linton during the Second World War was the second highest of any British submarine commander, in 1942 he achieved the unique record of sinking three enemy ships with one salvo of three torpedos

VC Held By

Lord Ashcroft Collection / I.W.M.



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BORN    15 October 1905

DIED   23 March 1943   AGE    37

VC Won   1939-March 1943   AGE   37

Place VC Won   service in HMS 'Turbulent'

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War

VC Ephemera