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VC414   Frank William Baxter

BORN   29 December 1869

DIED   22 April 1896  AGE   26

VC Won   22 April 1896   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Umguza, Mashonaland, Rhodesia

War/Campaign  Matabele Rebellion, Rhodesia

Name   Frank William Baxter   No.       POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   414   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Bulawayo Field Force


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Trooper

Rank End Of Career   Trooper

Place Of Birth   Woolwich, London, England

Place Of Death   Umguza, Mashonaland (now Zimbabwe)

Buried/Location Ashes   Bulawayo Town Cemetery (Centenary Park Cemetery) Bulawayo, Zimbabwe


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   General Section 1, Grave 114

Gazetted   7 May 1897   Confirmed   15 January 1907

VC Presented   Registered post to his father, Mr G Baxter, 59 Dahomey Street, Streatham, London on the 6 February 1907


Headstone, Bulawayo Town Cemetery (Centenary Park Cemetery) Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Memorial plaque at main entrance to Centenary Park, Buawayo, Zimbabwe

Named on Matabeleland Rebellion Memorial, corner of Main Avenue and Selbourne Avenue, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

By The Way…

As posthumous award wasn't made until 10 years after the event, VC is not shown on headstone

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Matabeleland Rebellion