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VC454   Herman Albrecht

BORN  c. 1876

DIED   6 January 1900   AGE   c. 23

VC Won   6 January 1900   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Wagonhill, Ladysmith

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Herman Albrecht  No.   459   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   454   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Imperial Light Horse (Natal)


Now   Light Horse Regiment, South African Army

Rank VC Won   Trooper

Rank End Of Career   Trooper

Place Of Birth   Burghersdorp, Aliwal, North Cape, South Africa

Place Of Death   Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Small cemetery on Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Obelisk   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 August 1902

VC Presented   Registered post to his family on the 30 April 1902


Named on Imperial Light Horse Memorial, Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, South Africa (where originally buried)

Named on War Memorial Panels, All Saints Church, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal

By The Way…

Originally buried in a communal grave on Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, South Africa

VC Held By

National Museum of Military History, Joberg, Gauteng, South Africa



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The Second Boer War