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John Alexander Sinton
Birth: Dec. 2, 1884
Death: Mar. 25, 1956

WWI Victoria Cross Recipient. During World War I, he was a member of the British Army and a Captain in the Indian Medical Service Unit. Throughout the day and well into the last light of day on January 21, 1916, he attended the sick and wounded under the hazardous battlefield conditions of flying shrapnel and rifle fire. While performing his duties, he was severely wounded in both arms and his side. He didn't let this stop him as he simply bound up the injuries and continued to help his stricken comrades. He finally allowed himself to be tended and survived his wounds. For his act of bravery he was given the Victoria Cross, which is the most prestigious award that can be given to a British soldier. He continued his military career eventually achieving the rank of Brigadier and was awarded the Russian Order of St. George and Mentioned in Dispatches six times. He officially retired in 1943. He passed away at age 71 and was buried with full military honors. His Victoria Cross is on display at the Army Medical Services Museum in Aldershot, England. (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
 
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Claggan Presbyterian Churchyard
Cookstown
County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
 
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Record added: Oct 19, 2003
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John Alexander Sinton
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