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VC451   Horace Robert Matineau

BORN  31 October 1874

DIED   7 April 1916   AGE   41

VC Won   26 December 1899   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Game Tree, near Mafeking

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Horace Robert Martineau  No.   

VC Issue No.   451   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Protectorate Regiment (North West Cape Colony)


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Bayswater, London, England

Place Of Death   Dunedin, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Andersons Bay Soldiers' Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   9 April 1916

Headstone   Headstone (CWGC)   Plot/Grave no.   Returned Serviceman's Area, Block 73, Lot 16

Gazetted   6 July 1900

VC Presented   11 December 1900, Commander in Chief South Africa, Lord Roberts VC, Cape Town, South Africa


Headstone, Andersons Bay Soldiers' Cemetery, Tomahawk Road, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

P  Named on family grave at Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey

P  Named on War Memorial, Clifton College, Bristol

By The Way…

He served as a Lieutenant with the ANZAC Transport Service at Suez and Gallipoli during the First World War

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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