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John Henry Carless
Birth: Nov. 11, 1896, England
Death: Nov. 17, 1917

World War I Victoria Cross recipient. Born at Walsall, Staffordshire, England, joined the Royal Navy on September 1, 1915 and served as a Ordinary Seaman on board the HMS Caledon. On November 17, 1917 at the Battle of Heligoland, Germany, he was the Rammer on a gun that was hit, causing many casualties. He was mortally wounded in the abdomen, but continued to serve his gun and also assisted in clearing away casualties. He collapsed but managed to get up and cheer the crew that took over the gun before falling dead. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on May 17, 1918 and in 1923, Oxford Street was renamed Carless Street in his honor. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Note: Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy. Age: 21.
 
Burial:
Portsmouth Naval Memorial *
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
Plot: 25
*Cenotaph [?]
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 31, 2003
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