Lieutenant, Machine Gun Corps, 41st Coy.
Died of wounds, age 26 on 17 February 1919
Awarded Military Cross
Son of John and Mary Herriott, of 50 Milton Road, Herne Hill, London. Native of London.
Remembered at Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Two of John Herriott’s brothers, Andrew Herriott and Archibald Herriott, also died.
For information from the 1911 on the Herriott family, see Andrew Herriott’s entry.
Military Cross citation, Supplement to the London Gazette 30 July 1919
For conspicuous gallantry and good work. During a counter-attack on September 29th, 1918, near Menin, the infantry with whom he was co-operating withdrew to a line 400 yards behind him. He covered their withdrawal; then, seeing that he could inflict casualties from where he was, he decided to remain in position. For two hours he was well in front of the infantry and engaged the enemy on two sides. From his position, to which he brought a second gun for the purpose, he was able to cover the infantry advance when the situation was restored.