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John Carmichael
Birth: Apr. 1, 1893
Death: Dec. 20, 1977

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. Born in Scotland, he served as a Sergeant in the 9th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment, British Army. At Zwarteleen, Belgium, on September 8, 1917, when excavating a trench, Sergeant Carmichael saw that a grenade that been unearthed had started to burn. He immediately rushed to the spot shouting to his men to get clear, put his steel helmet over the grenade and stood on it. The grenade exploded and blew him out of the trench seriously injured. He could have thrown the bomb out of the trench but by doing so, would have endangered the lives of the other men. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
New Monkland Cemetery
North Lanarkshire, Scotland
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: Nov 26, 2003
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John Carmichael
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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