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VC1074    John McNamara


Name   John McNamara    No.      

VC Issue No.   1074   Awards   VC     

Regiment   East Surrey Regiment, 9th Battalion

Later   The Queens Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   11 Mill Street, Bamber Bridge, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Near Solesmes, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, 12 miles east of Cambrai, Nord, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot IV, Row D, Grave 17

Gazetted   15 November 1918

VC Presented   27 February 1920 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England to his widow or parents


P  Headstone, Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, 12 miles east of Cambrai, Nord, France

P  Named on War Memorial, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

P  Named on War Memorial, Peace Garden, Lostock Hall, A582, Lancashire

P  Named on Oak Panel. All Saint's Parish Church, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey

P  Memorial Plaque, Entrance Old Mill Estate, School Lane, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

Victoria Cross Paving Stone, John McNamara Gardens, Withy Grove Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire

By The Way…

It was thought that his VC medal was lost in the fire at Clandon House, Surrey, but the VC's on show were replicas, the real ones in a safe place

VC Held By

Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, Clandon Park, West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, England



VC 1073 VC 1075
VC 1073
VC 1075

BORN   28 October 1887

DIED   16 October 1918  AGE   30

VC Won   3 September 1918   AGE   30

Place VC Won  N.W of Lens, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War