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VC445   Sir Walter Norris Congreve

BORN   20 November 1862

DIED   26 February 1927   AGE   64

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   37

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Sir Walter Norris Congreve  No.    

VC Issue No.   445   Awards   VC   KCB   MVO

Regiment   Rifle Brigade

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Chatham, Kent, England

Place Of Death   Imtarfa Hospital, Malta

Buried/Location Ashes   At sea, between Malta and the Island of Filfla


Date Buried/Cremated   4 March 1927

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 February 1900

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


P  Memorial in Stow-by-Chartley Church, Staffordshire

P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

P  Memorial stone on cliffs between Hagar Qim and Mnajdra, Malta

P  Archway in Valetta, Malta

P  Congreave Street, Malta

By The Way…

Father of (729) William La Touche Congreave VC

He was Govenor of Malta at the time of his death

VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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The Second Boer War