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VC388   Thomas Flawn

BORN   22 December 1857

DIED   19 January 1925  AGE   67

VC Won  28 November 1879   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Sekukuni’s Town, South Africa

War/Campaign  Basuto War

Name   Thomas Flawn   No.    

VC Issue No.   388   Awards   VC   

Regiment   94th Regiment

Later   Connaught Rangers

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Finedon, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, England

Place Of Death   Plumstead, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Plumstead Cemetery, Upper Wickham Lane, Plumstead, South East London


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section K, Grave 758

Gazetted   23 February 1880

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


P  Headstone, Plumstead Cemetery, Upper Wickham Lane, Plumstead, London

P  Thomas Flawn Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire

By The Way…

Sale of Flawn's VC announced August 1904, however, Flawn proved that he had never parted with it and Hancocks didn't think it had been engraved or manufactured by them

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