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.