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VC381   Henry Cecil Dudgeon D’Arcy

BORN   11 August 1850

DIED 4 August-28 December 1881 AGE  31

VC Won  3 July 1879   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Ulundi, Zululand, South Africa

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Henry Cecil Dudgeon D’Arcy   No.    

VC Issue No.   381   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Cape Frontier Light Horse



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Commandant

Place Of Birth   Wanganui, New Zealand

Place Of Death   Remains found at the bottom of cleft in a high krantz in the Perie Bush, Amatola Forest, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   King William's Town Cemetery, Cape Province, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   3 January 1882

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section D, Grave 32 - 33, Family plot

Gazetted   9 October 1879

VC Presented   10 or 28 December 1879 by Sir Garnet Woseley at Pretoria, South Africa


P  Headstone, King William's Town Cemetery, Cape Province, South Africa

Walking stick with carved list of encounters at the Kaffrarian Museum, Albert Road/ Alexandra Road, King William's Town, South Africa

D’arcy Place, Taradale, Napier, North Island, New Zealand

By The Way…

First man to be awarded the VC from a non Imperial Regiment

Headstone erected in September 1964 by his great-nephew R E D D'Arcy

Cairn of stones placed by natives on the spot where his remains were found in the Perie Bush, Amatola Forest, South Africa, later replaced with an iron cross surrounded by iron paling, all that now remains are the bolts cemented into the rock

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Thank you to Stanton D’Arcy for photos of the grave and the Victoria Cross