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VC866   John Kendrick Skinner

Name   John Kendrick Skinner   No.   6895   

VC Issue No.   866   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   King's Own Scottish Borderers, 1st Battalion, A Company


Now   1st Battalion, Royal Scots Borderers, Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Acting Company Sergeant - Major

Rank End Of Career   Acting Company Sergeant - Major

Place Of Birth   76 Henderson Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Bellevue Spar, near Vlamertinghe, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, 3 miles west of Ypres, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)    Plot/Grave no.   Plot 13, Row H, Grave 15

Gazetted   14 September 1917

VC Presented   26 September 1915 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, 3 miles west of Ypres, Belgium

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, (not named) Glasgow Victoria Cross Winners, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

By The Way…

John Skinners  body was carried 17 miles for burial, ignoring the rule that the dead were to be buried near the trenches. Six VC's including (863) William Henry Grimbaldeston, (893) James Ockendon, (898) Joseph Lister and (899) John Molyneux acted as pallbearers

VC Held By

King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum, The Barracks, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumberland, England



VC 865 VC 867
VC 865
VC 867

The First World War

BORN   5 February 1883

DIED   17 March 1918   AGE   35

VC Won   18 August 1917   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Wijdendrift, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

For more information on John Skinner please have a look at Whitty’s page

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