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VC542   Ross Tollerton

BORN   6 May 1890

DIED   7 May 1931  AGE   41

VC Won   14 September  1914   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Battle Of The Aisne, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   Ross Tollerton  No.  7281

VC Issue No.   542   Awards   VC      

Regiment   Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 1st Battalion, B Company

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Hurlford, Ayrshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, 15 High Street, Irvine, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Knadgerhill Cemetery, off Bank Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   9 May 1931

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section C, Lair 194

Gazetted   19 April 1915

VC Presented   18 May 1915 by King George V at Glasgow Green, Lanarkshire, Scotland


P  Headstone, Knadgerhill Cemetery, off Bank Street, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

P  Tollerton Drive, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland

By The Way…

The memorial to his memory was erected in 1932, paid for by the British Legion and the townsfolk of Irvine

VC Held By

Highlanders Regiment Museum, Fort George, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland



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