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John Manson Craig
Birth: Mar. 5, 1896
Death: Feb. 19, 1970

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Comrie, Scotland, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant attached to the 1/5th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, British Army. In actions near the Suez Canal, Egypt, on June 5, 1917, when an advanced post having been rushed by the enemy, 2nd Lieutenant Craig immediately organized a rescue party. He set his party to work removing the dead and wounded under heavy rifle and machine-gun fire. One of his men was wounded and when a medical officer who went to his aid was also wounded. 2nd Lieutenant Craig went out at once got the one man under cover, but while taking the medical officer to shelter was himself wounded, but saved their lives. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on August 17, 1917. He died in Perthshire, Scotland, at age 73. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Perth Crematorium
Perth
Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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Record added: Nov 25, 2003
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