Standrick, John Harold MC


War Service:
Captain JOHN HAROLD STANDRICK MC of 2/18th battalion London Regiment (London Irish Rifles) died on 21 February 1918, aged 25. He was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant into the London Regiment from Inns of Court OTC on 17 Sept 1915 and promoted to A/Captain on 16 July 1917. His MC was gazetted on 15 February 1918 and the citation published on 16 July 1918. It reads : “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.It was due to his ability and skill as a leader that the success of the operations against the main enemy defence line was so marked. His task was one of great responsibility,as his company was the directing pivot of the movement forward for the final assault. Throughout the day he showed exceptional skill in handling his company and a complete indifference to danger.

He is buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at the Private Banks Cricket and Athletic Club in Catford.

He was the son of Alfred and Naomi Jane Standrick of 8A, Oxford Avenue, Merton Park, London SW. He was born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset. He was employed by Coutts & Co.

London Gazette

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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