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VC456   James Edward Ignatius Masterson

BORN  20 June 1862

DIED   24 December 1935   AGE   73

VC Won   6 January 1900   AGE   37

Place VC Won   Wagonhill, Ladysmith

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   James Edward Ignatius Masterson  No.   

VC Issue No.   456   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Devonshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Devonshire & Dorset Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Unknown

Place Of Death   At his home, Waterlooville, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Hulbert Road Cemetery, Waterlooville, Hampshire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   4 June 1901

VC Presented   6 September 1901, GOC Sirhind, India


P  Headstone, Hulbert Road Cemetery, Waterlooville, Hampshire

P  Memorial tablet in Exeter Cathedral, Devon

By The Way…

Possibly born in Ireland

Headstone refurbished c. 2002 - 2006

VC Held By

Devon & Dorset Regimental Museum, The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, England



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