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VC450   George Edward Nurse

BORN  14 April 1873

DIED   25 November 1945   AGE   72

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   George Edward Nurse  No.   

VC Issue No.   450   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery, 66 Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Second Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, Lancashire

Buried/Location Ashes   Allerton Cemetery, Springwood Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Church of England Section 2-G, Grave 608

Gazetted   2 February 1900

VC Presented   4 March 1900, Lieutenant-General Sir G Butler, Ladysmith, South Africa


P  Headstone, Allerton Cemetery, Springwood Avenue, Liverpool, Merseyside

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

By The Way…

A headstone was erected 1989

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



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