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VC387   Francis Fitzpatrick

BORN   1859

DIED   10 July 1933  AGE   73

VC Won  28 November 1879   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Sekukuni’s Town, South Africa

War/Campaign  Basuto War

Name   Francis Fitzpatrick   No.    

VC Issue No.   387   Awards   VC   

Regiment   94th Regiment

Later   Connaught Rangers

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Tullycorbet, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Place Of Death   Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   St Kentigern's Cemetery, Tresta Road, Cadder, Glasgow, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   17 July 1933

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section 9

Gazetted   23 February 1880

VC Presented   17 September 1880, Lieutenant-Colonel P R Anstruther Lydenburg, Transvaal, South Africa


Headstone, St Kentigern's Cemetery, Tresta Road, Cadder, Glasgow, Scotland

By The Way…

Original VC lost in action at Bronkers Spruit during the First Boer War, replacement given in June 1881, original later found and returned to the War Office on 18 August 1881

A new Headstone was erected in July 2014, due to the efforts of Glasgow City Council and the Victoria Cross Trust

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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