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VC395   Joseph John Farmer

BORN   5 May 1855

DIED   30 June 1930  AGE   76

VC Won  27 February 1881   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Majuba Hill, South Africa

War/Campaign  First Boer War

Name   Joseph John Farmer   No.    

VC Issue No.   395   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Army Hospital Corps


Now   Royal Army Medical Corps

Rank VC Won   Provisional Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Clarkenwell, London, England

Place Of Death   Northwood, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, West London


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Compartment H

Gazetted   16 May 1881

VC Presented   14 August 1881 by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton

P  Plaque at National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas Staffs

By The Way…

Headstone is a boulder from Majuba Hill the site of his VC action

VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England



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