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VC389   John Frederick McCrea

BORN   2 April 1854

DIED   16 July 1894  AGE   40

VC Won  14 January 1881   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Sepechelis, near Mafeking, South Africa

War/Campaign  Basuto War

Name   John Frederick McCrea   No.    

VC Issue No.   389   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, 1st Cape Mounted Yeomanry



Rank VC Won   Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Surgeon Major

Place Of Birth   St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Place Of Death   Kokstad, East Griqualand, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Kokstad Cemetery, Transkei District, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 June 1881

VC Presented   25 October 1881 by Brigadier-General Charles M Clarke at King Williams Town, Natal, South Africa


Headstone, Kokstad Cemetery, Transkei District, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

By The Way…

He was civilian surgeon before joining the yeomanry

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Basuto Wars