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VC479   Sir Neville Reginald Howse

BORN   26 October 1863

DIED   19 September 1930   AGE   66

VC Won   24 July 1900   AGE   36

Place VC Won    Vredefort, Near Kroonstadf

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Sir Neville Reginald Howse  No.   

VC Issue No.   479   Awards   VC  KCB   KCMG

Regiment   New South Wales Medical Staff Corps, Australian Forces


Now   Royal Australian Army Medical Corps

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Stogursey, near Bridgewater, Somerset, England

Place Of Death   In hospital, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 14, Row 4, Grave 49245

Gazetted   4 June 1901

VC Presented   8 August 1902, Governor of New South Wales, Sir F Darling, Sydney, Australia


P  Headstone, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Plaque in Soldier's Memorial Hall, Orange, NSW, Australia

Howse Street, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Memorial at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Monument, Byng Street, Robertson Park, Orange, NSW, Australia

Named on foundation stone, Bendick Murrell Memorial Hall, Bendick Murrell, NSW, Australia

Sir Neville Howse Stadium, Anzac Park, Seymour Street, Orange, NSW, Australia

Sir Neville Howse Place, off Lone Pine Avenue, Orange, NSW, Australia

By The Way…

First Australian to be awarded the VC

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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