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VC509   Leslie Cecil Maygar

BORN   26 May 1874

DIED   17 November 1917  AGE   42

VC Won   23 November 1901   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Geelhoutboom, Natal

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Leslie Cecil Maygar  No.   

VC Issue No.   509   Awards   VC  DSO   VD

Regiment   Australian Forces, 5th Victoria Mounted Rifles


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Dean Station, Kilmore, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   In a field hospital at Berrsheba, Palestine (now Israel)

Buried/Location Ashes   Beersheba War Cemetery, 25 miles south-east of Gaza (formely Palestine), Israel


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Row Q, Grave 82

Gazetted   11 February 1902

VC Presented   8 June 1902, Commander in Chief South Africa, Lord Kitchener, Pretoria, South Africa


Headstone, Beersheba War Cemetery, 25 miles south-east of Gaza (formely Palestine), Israel

Named on Euroa War Memorial, Victoria, Australia

Maygar Hill at Euroa, Victoria, Australia .  

Named on brass VC plaque, Longwood, Victoria, Australia

Memorial at Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia       

Oak tree, outside Euroa Civic Hall, Euroa, Victoria, Australia

By The Way…

One of 3 winners of the Victoria Cross to come from the small township of Euroa, the others being 641 Alexander Burton and 642 Frederick Tubb

VC Held By

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



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