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VC1352    Johnson Gideon Beharry

Name   Johnson Gideon Beharry    No.      

VC Issue No.   1352   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Lance Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Diego Piece, St Mark Parish, Grenada


Gazetted    18 March 2005

VC Presented   27th April 2005 by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, England



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BORN    26 July 1979


VC Won  1 May & 11 June 2004  AGE   25

Place VC Won   Al Amarah, Maysan Province

War/Campaign   Iraq War

Iraq War


Portrait by Emma Wesley at the National Portrait Gallery, London

Conference room at Permanent Joint Headquarters, Sandy Lane, Northwood, Middlesex

Conference room at Pirbright, Surrey

The Beharry Centre, Vimy Barracks, Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire

Beharry wing in "VC Lines" accommodation block at Sandhurst Royal Military Academy, Surrey

By The Way…

In March 2011 he made the semi-final of Dancing on Ice.

In July 2011 he was awarded Honorary Degree by the University of Sussex by being made a Doctor of Engineering.

On 30th June 2012, he carried the Olympic Torch for London 2012 through the National Memorial

Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

In 2014 the Johnson Beharry VC Foundation was set up to help youth in the UK and Grenada.

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England (on loan)

VC Ephemera