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VC361   Teignmouth Melvill

BORN   8 September 1842

DIED   22 January 1879  AGE   36

VC Won  22 January 1879   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Isandhlwana, Zululand

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Teignmouth Melvill   No.    POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   361   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   4 Clarendon Place, Marylebone, London, England

Place Of Death   Buffalo River, Zululand, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Fugitive's Drift, below Itchiane Hill, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   14 April 1879

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 May 1879 - 15 January 1907

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Headstone, Fugitive's Drift, below Itchiane Hill, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

P  Memorial plaque on the bank of Buffalo River, Zululand, South Africa (1974)

P  Plaque & window at St. Winnows Church, St. Winnows, Cornwall

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire, Big Classical

Memorial in St Fin Barrs Anglican Cathedral, Cork

Display & name in memorial book 'For Valour', Library, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

Entry in 'Honours Book', Archives Dept, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

Framed citation & picture Classroom no. 5, Centenary Block, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

P  Named on 24th's Colour Pole at Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

Memorial at Harrow School Chapel, Middlesex

By The Way…

Memorial plaque on the bank of Buffalo River, Zululand, South Africa (1974)

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



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VC Ephemera

The Zulu War

Thank you to Tara Owen-Smith for the photos of the Headstone at Fugitive's Drift & memorial at Buffalo River, South Africa

Thank you to Pete Cox for photo of Buffalo River