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VC673   John Crawshaw Raynes

BORN   28 April 1887

DIED   12 November 1929   AGE   42

VC Won   11 October 1915   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Fosse 7 de Bethune, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   John Crawshaw Raynes   No.   36830   

VC Issue No.   673   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery, 'A' Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Acting Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Battery Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Ecclesall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Grange Crescent, Chapeltown, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Harehills Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   16 November 1929

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section H, Grave 11

Gazetted   18 November 1915

VC Presented   4 December 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Harehills Cemetery, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Named on Leeds VC Memorial, Centenary Square, Leeds, nth Yorkshire

By The Way…

The headstone was refurbished in 2008

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



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