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Blue Plaque for VC recipient

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

A SPECIAL plaque will be unveiled today, Tuesday 28th March, in memory of a local VC recipient.
The Ulster History Circle will commemorate John Alexandere Sinton VC FRS (I884-I956), soldier, physician and malariologist, by the unveiling of a Blue Plaque at 2pm in Lissan Parish Church, Churchtown.
The plaque will be unveiled by the Brigadier's grandson, Nial Watson, 61 years to the date of his grandfather's funeral with full military honours, on 28th March, 1956.
Chris Spurr, Chairman of the Ulster History Circle told the Courier: "John Alexander Sinton VC, FRS received the highest award for gallantry, the Victoria Cross and was also to be elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
"The Ulster History Circle is delighted to commemorate this distinguished soldier and physician with a Blue Plaque to his unique achievements.
"The Circle would like to thank Lissan Church of Ireland for their assistance, and we are grateful to the Ulster-Scots Agency for their financial support towards the plaque."

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