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VC448   Hamilton Lyster Reed

BORN   23 May 1869

DIED   7 March 1931   AGE   61

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Hamilton Lyster Reed  No.    

VC Issue No.   448   Awards   VC   CB   CMG

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 27b Bramham Gardens, South Kensington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   East Sheen Cemetery, Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey


Date Buried/Cremated   11 March 1931

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section E, Grave 210

Gazetted   2 February 1900

VC Presented   4 March 1900, Lieutenant-General Sir G Butler, Ladysmith, South Africa


P  Headstone, East Sheen Cemetery, Sheen Road, Richmond, Surrey

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

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Nephew of (269) Harry Hammon Lyster VC

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