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VC435   Charles FitzClarence

BORN   8 May 1865

DIED   12 November 1914  AGE   49

VC Won   14 & 27 October, 26 December 1899   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Near Mafeking

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Charles FitzClarence   No.    

VC Issue No.   435   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Fusilers

Later   Fusiliers (Protectorate Regiment)

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier - General

Place Of Birth   Bishopscourt, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Place Of Death   Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, 5 Frenchlaan, Ypres, (Ieper), Vlaams Gewest, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Panel 3, Column 1

Gazetted   6 July 1900

VC Presented   25 October 1900 by the Commander in Chief, South Africa, Lord Roberts VC at Pretoria, South Africa


P  Named on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

P  Named on War Memorial, St Peters Church, Eaton Square, London

Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberly, Surrey

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Eaton College, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on Eaton College War Memorial, Windsor, Berkshire

P  Named on oak panel, Victoria Cross Memorial, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

P  Named on wall, Victoria Cross Memorial, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

P  Name on house war memorial panel, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

By The Way…

It is normally thought that a Brigadier General would be way back in a safe place, but he died leading his men in November 1914

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Thank you to Jill Shepherd, librarian and archivist at Wellington College

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The Second Boer War