He­lens­burgh

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A VIC­TO­RIA Cross paving stone has been laid in Cardross in hon­our of a sol­dier from He­lens­burgh.

The un­veil­ing of the com­mem­o­ra­tive stone at Cardross War Memo­rial comes 100 years af­ter Lieu­tenant John Regi­nald Noble Gra­ham’s gal­lant con­duct was recog­nised.

Lieu­tenant Gra­ham, who grew up in Dar­leith in Cardross, served in the 9th Bat­tal­ion of the Ar­gyll and Suther­land High­landers. He and his ma­chine gun sec­tion were sec­onded to the Ma­chine Gun Corps serv­ing in Me­sopotamia (mod­ern- day Iraq).

The com­mem­o­ra­tive stone for Lieu­tenant Gra­ham was un­veiled at Cardross War Memo­rial by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieu­tenant for Dun­bar­ton­shire, Rear Ad­mi­ral Michael Gre­gory OBE. Lieu­tenant Gra­ham’s son and other mem­bers of his fam­ily were also present.

Lieu­tenant Gra­ham died in 1980. His VC is held at the Ar­gyll and Suther­land High­landers Mu­seum in Stir­ling.

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