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VC490   Hampden Zane Churchill Cockburn

BORN   19 November 1867

DIED   12 July 1913   AGE   45

VC Won   7 November 1900   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Komati River Action

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Hampden Zane Churchill Cockburn  No.   

VC Issue No.   490   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Royal Canadian Dragoons


Now   Royal Canadian Dragoons

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   At his ranch, Maple Creek, Saskatchewan, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   St James Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Hill A, Section S 1/2, Lot 11

Gazetted   23 April 1901

VC Presented   11 October 1901, Duke of York (later King George V), Toronto, Canada


P  Headstone, St James Cemetery, Parliament Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on family headstone at St James's Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

He died in a riding accident on his ranch in Saskatchewan, not Alberta as it says on his grave

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (on loan from Upper Canada College, Toronto)



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