Person    | Male  Born 20/1/1893  Died 20/7/1980

John Elisha Grimshaw, VC

Categories: Armed Forces

War served, WW1 i

Commemorated on a memorial as having served in, and survived, WW1.

John Elisha Grimshaw, VC

Awarded the VC for his heroism on 25 April 1915, age 22, while serving in the Lancashire Fusiliers. "One of the six VCs awarded before breakfast on 25 4 1915. Selected by his comrades as one of the most gallant. (Gallipoli)". Freemason at: №2547, Llangattock Lodge.

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John Elisha Grimshaw, VC

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Freemason VCs - W4 - Grimshaw, Haine, Hallowes

John Elisha Grimshaw, 25 April 1915, Age 22, The Lancashire Fusiliers, Llanga...

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National Fire Service / NFS

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1 memorial
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1 memorial
Battle of Arnhem

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1 memorial
Henry Ayres

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War served, WW2
1 memorial
City of London (Roughriders)

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Group, Armed Forces

1 memorial