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VC1290    John Hollington Grayburn

Name   John Hollington Grayburn    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1290   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd Parachute Regiment, A Company, No. 2 Platoon

Later    

Now   

Rank VC Won    Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Manora Island, Karachi Harbour, India (now Pakistan)

Place Of Death   Lek Bridge, Arnhem, Holland

Buried/Location Ashes   Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Van Limburg Stirumweg, 4 miles west of Arnhem, Holland

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 13, Row C, Grave 11

Gazetted    25 January 1945

VC Presented   18 December 1945, King George VI, Buckingham Palace, London, England

Memorials

P  Headstone, Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery, Van Limburg Stirumweg, 4 miles west of Arnhem, Holland

P  Named on War Memorial, Chalfont St Giles, , Buckinghamshire

P  Named on War Memorial, Parish Church, Chalfont St Giles, , Buckinghamshire

Memorial, was Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank, Gracechurch Street, London, now HSBC War Memorial, Hong Kong

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Sherbourne School, Sherbourne, Dorset

P  Named on War Memorial, Sherbourne School, Sherbourne, Dorset

Grayburn Close, Chalfont St Giles, , Buckinghamshire

By The Way…



VC Held By

Airborne Forces Museum, Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire

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BORN    30 January 1918

DIED   20 September 1944   AGE    26

VC Won  17-20 September 1944  AGE   26

Place VC Won   John Frost Bridge, Arnhem, Holland

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War