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VC779   John Readitt

Name   John Readitt   No.   18233   

VC Issue No.   779   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South Lancashire Regiment

Later   Queens Lancashire Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   34 Bamford Street, Clayton, Manchester, Gtr Manchester, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Bury Brow,  Clayton, Gtr Manchester, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Gorton Cemetery, Gtr Manchester, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section Z, Grave 223

Gazetted   5 July 1917

VC Presented   26 November 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Gorton Cemetery, Gtr Manchester, England

P  Church Lads & Church Girls Brigade Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

Worked for his father repairing the boots for Manchester United

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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The First World War

BORN   19 January 1897

DIED   9 June 1964   AGE   67

VC Won   25 February 1917   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Alqayat-al-Gaharbigah Bend, Mesopotamia (now Iraq)

War/Campaign   First World War 1917