Awards & Winners

John Henry Carless

Date of Birth 11-November-1896
Place of Birth Walsall
(United Kingdom, West Midlands)
Nationality United Kingdom
Profession Sailor
John Henry Carless VC was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross during the First World War. Carless was born on 11 November 1896 to John Thomas and Elizabeth Carless, of Walsall. He died when he was 21 years old, and an Ordinary Seaman in the Royal Navy during World War I. He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 17 November 1917 aboard HMS Caledon at the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight, Germany, which led to his death. Having no known grave, he is listed on Panel 25 of the Royal Naval Memorial at Portsmouth, Hampshire.

Awards by John Henry Carless

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Victoria Cross
(\u201CIn recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on November 17, 1917 as Ordinary Seaman of the HMS Caledon (D53) during the First World War. Posthumously awarded.\u201D)