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VC385   Edmund Barron Hartley

BORN   6 May 1847

DIED   20 March 1919  AGE   71

VC Won  5 June 1879   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Moirosi’s Mountain, South Africa

War/Campaign  Basuto War

Name   Edmund Barron Hartley   No.    

VC Issue No.   385   Awards   VC   CMG

Regiment   Cape Mounted Riflemen, South African Forces



Rank VC Won   Surgeon-Major

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Ivybridge, Devon, England

Place Of Death   Sandringham House, Osborne Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   24 March 1919

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot C, Grave 193293

Gazetted   7 October 1881

VC Presented   3 December 1881, Brigadier-General Charles M Clarke


P  Headstone, Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey

P  Named on the Masonic Roll of Honour Scroll, First Vestibule, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London

Memorial at St George's Anglican Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa

P  Brass plaque, St John’s Church, Ivybridge, Devon

P  Hartley Court flats, Ivybridge, Devon

By The Way…

His victoria cross was sold for £300 in 1955 at that time a record price

VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England



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