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VC613   John Ripley

BORN   20 August 1867

DIED   14 August 1933   AGE   65

VC Won    9 May 1915   AGE   47

Place VC Won   Rue du Bois, Aubers Ridge, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   John Ripley   No.   2832   

VC Issue No.   613   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Black Watch, 1st Battalion

Later   Royal Highlanders

Now   3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Keith, Banffshire, Grampian, Scotland

Place Of Death   St Andrews Memorial Cottage Hospital, Fife, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Largo Cemetery, near St Andrews, Fife, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   17 August 1933

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   29 June 1915

VC Presented   12 July 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Largo Cemetery, near St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Union Street, Keith, Moray, Scotland

By The Way…

He was a roofer before the war, and it was while doing this after the war that he fell and died

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