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VC440   John Norwood

BORN   8 September 1876

DIED   8 September 1914   AGE   38

VC Won   30 October 1899   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Ladysmith (Patrol)

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   John Norwood   No.    

VC Issue No.   440   Awards   VC   

Regiment   5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's)

Later   5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards

Now   Royal Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Pembury Lodge, Beckenham, Kent, England

Place Of Death   Sablonnieres, Seine-et-Marne, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Sablonnieres New Communal Cemetery Extension, La Chenee, Sablonnieres, Ile-de-France, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4

Gazetted   20 July 1900

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


P  Headstone, Sablonnieres New Communal Cemetery Extension, La Chenee, Sablonnieres, Ile-de-France, France

P  Named on the Masonic Roll of Honour Scroll, First Vestibule, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London

P  Named on war memorial at St Wilfred's Church, Haywards Heath, Sussex

P  Named on war memorial, Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Memorial at Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire

P  Named on war memorial, St Paul’s Church, Brackley Road, Beckenham, Kent

Memorial at St Michaels Church, East Peckham, Kent

P  Named on War Memorial, Chapel, Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

Named on War Memorial, Beckenham Cricket Club, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, South East London

By The Way…

The nickname for the 5th Dragoon Guards was “the green horse”

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lord Ashcroft Gallery, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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Thank you to Rusty Maclean at Rugby School

The Second Boer War