Sir William Babtie

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VC444   Sir William Babtie

BORN   7 May 1859

DIED   11 September 1920   AGE   61

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   40

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Sir William Babtie  No.    

VC Issue No.   444   Awards   VC   TC   KCB   KCMG

Regiment   Royal Army Medical Corps

Later   

Now   

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-General

Place Of Birth   Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Knocke, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Stoke Cemetery, Stoughton Road, Bellfields, Guildford, Surrey

Cremated   

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   20 April 1900

VC Presented   25 October 1900 by the Commander in Chief, South Africa, Lord Roberts VC at Pretoria, South Africa

Memorials

P  Headstone, Stoke Cemetery, Stoughton Road, Bellfields, Guildford, Surrey

P  Memorial plaque, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

P  Named on family memorial, Dumbarton Cemetery, Dumbarton, Strathclyde, Scotland


By The Way…

Titles awarded in his lifetime included the Knight Commander the most honourable Order of the Bath, (KCB), Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, and Honorary Surgeon to his Majesty


VC Held By

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

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