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VC400   Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson

BORN   4 March 1842

DIED   25 May 1921  AGE   79

VC Won  29 February 1884   AGE   41

Place VC Won   El-Teb, Sudan

War/Campaign  Mahdi Rebellion

Name   Sir Arthur Knyvet Wilson   No.    

VC Issue No.   400   Awards   VC   CGB   OM   GCVO

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade


Now   Royal Navy

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Admiral of the Fleet

Place Of Birth   Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Beech Cottage', Swaffham, Norfolk, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Peter & St Paul's Churchyard, Swaffham, Norfolk


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   21 May 1884

VC Presented   6 June 1884 by Commander in Chief Portsmouth, Admiral Sir G Phipps-Hornby, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, St Peter & St Paul's Churchyard, Swaffham, Norfolk

P  Plaque at Swaffham Church, Norfolk

P  Plaque at his home 'Beech Cottage', Swaffham, Norfolk

Memorial in the Garrison Church, Portsea, Hampshire

P  Name on Victoria Cross memorial Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

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

Admiral Wilson Way, Through The Hatchery, Swaffham, Norfolk

By The Way…

He rose through the ranks from midshipman in 1855 to first sea lord in 1910

VC Held By

Royal Naval Museum, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



VC 399 VC 401

VC 399
VC 401

VC Ephemera

Mahdi Rebellion

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