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VC724   Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart

BORN   5 May 1880

DIED   5 June 1963   AGE   83

VC Won   2-3 July 1916   AGE   36

Place VC Won   La Boiselle, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   Sir Adrian Carton de Wiart   No.      

VC Issue No.   724   Awards   VC   KBE   CB   CMG   DSO

Regiment   4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish) attached to 8th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment


Now   Royal Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Temporary Lieutenant Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant General

Place Of Birth   Brussels, Belgium

Place Of Death   Aghinagh House (also known as Aqhinagh), Killinardrish, Co. Cork, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Killinardrish Church of Ireland Churchyard, Co. Cork, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Family Plot, Killinardrish Church of Ireland Churchyard, Co. Cork, Ireland

Memorial, Church of Ireland Church, Killnardrish, Co. Cork, Ireland

P  Memorial Plaque, Wall of Church, Thiepval, Somme, France

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

On his retirement he was the most wounded Officer in the British Army, being wounded twice in the Boer War, once in Somaliland and eight times on the Western Front

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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Thank you to Simon and Charlotte Higson for photos of cemetery and grave