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VC492   Edward James Gibson Holland

BORN   2 February 1878

DIED   18 June  1948   AGE   70

VC Won   7 November 1900   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Komati River Action

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Edward James Gibson Holland  No.   

VC Issue No.   492   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Royal Canadian Dragoons


Now   Royal Canadian Dragoons

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Ottawa, Canada

Place Of Death   At his home, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Lake Temagami, Ontario and buried at Prescott, Ontario, Canada

Cremated   St James's Crematorium, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Island 17, Lake Temagami

Gazetted   23 April 1901

VC Presented   20 September 1901, Duke of York (later King George V), Ottawa, Canada


Plaque in grounds of Canadian Legion HQ, Trafalgar House, Argyle Street, Ottawa, Canada

Major Holland VC Park, Lang St, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

He was presented with the Victoria Cross by the future George the Fifth, on a visit to Canada

VC Held By

Royal Canadian Dragoons Museum, Petawawa, Ontario, Canada



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VC Ephemera

The Second Boer War