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VC567   James Alexander Smith

BORN   5 January 1881

DIED   21 May 1968   AGE   87

VC Won    21 December 1914   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Rouges Bancs, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   James Alexander Smith   No.   6423   

VC Issue No.   567   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Border Regiment, 3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion

Later   Kings Own Royal Border Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Wokington, Cumbria, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 73 Thorntree Avenue, Brambles Farm, Middlesbrough, Teeside, Cleveland, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Acklam Crematorium, Middlesbrough, Teeside, Cleveland, England

Cremated   Acklam Crematorium, Middlesbrough, Teeside, Cleveland, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   'May' Section, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   18 February 1915

VC Presented   22 April 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Regimental Victoria Cross Memorial, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, Cumbria

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Town Hall, Middlesborough, Nth Yorkshire

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, Railway Station, Workington, Cumbria

By The Way…

He enlisted under his mother's maiden name of Glenn, but was gazetted as James Smith

VC Held By

Border Regiment Museum, Queen Mary's Tower, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria, England



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