Sergeant J. E. Grimshaw, V.C. John Elisha Grimshaw was born on the 23rd January 1893 at Abram near Wigan Lancs.He was a miner in Wigan Colliery and enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers in 1912,he was then 19 years old. He was first posted to India, and by the time of the Lancashire Landings at W beach Gallipoli, he was a L/Cpl signaller in C Coy.His role was to maintain contact between the HQ on board HMS Euryalus and the Units on the ground. http://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/feature/grimshaw/grimshaw.htm http://www.grimshaworigin.org/Webpages2/JohnElishaGw.htm Those wonderful Lancashire Fusiliers ........ http://www.lancs-fusiliers.co.uk/gallerynew/WW1/Gallopoli ww1/gallipoli.htm Victoria Cross London Gazette 15.3.1917 Corporal John Elisha Grimshaw 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers Date of Act of Bravery, 25.4.1915. Lancashire Landings, Gallipoli. On the 25th April 1915, headquarters and three companies of the 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers, in effecting a landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula to the West of Cape Helles, were met by very deadly fire from hidden machine guns, which caused a great number of casualties. The survivors, however, rushed up to and cut the wire entanglements, notwithstanding the terrific fire from the enemy, and after overcoming supreme difficulties, the cliffs were gained and the position maintained.