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VC380   Lord William Leslie de la Poer Beresford

BORN   20 July 1847

DIED   28 December 1900  AGE   53

VC Won  3 July 1879   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Ulundi, Zululand, South Africa

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Lord William Leslie de la Poer Beresford   No.    

VC Issue No.   380   Awards   VC   KCIE

Regiment   9th Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Mullaghbrack, Markethill, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   'The Deepdene', Dorking, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Clonagam Churchyard, Curraghmore, Co. Waterford, Eire


Date Buried/Cremated   3 January 1901

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 August 1879

VC Presented   24 August 1879 by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, Clonagam Churchyard, Curraghmore, Co. Waterford, Eire

Plaque in Armagh Church of Ireland Cathedral, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland

P  Marble plaque in Mullaghbrack Church, Co. Armagh, Nortern Ireland

P  Beresford Road, Dorking, Surrey

P  Name on Victoria Cross memorial, Eton College, Windsor Berkshire

By The Way…

Secretary of State Stanley approved award of VC on 22 August, Queen Victoria received the recommendation and approved it on the 23 August, gazetted the same day and presented with VC on the 24 August 1879

Date of death shown on headstone as 1906

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