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VC457   James Pitts

BORN  26 February 1877

DIED   18 February 1955   AGE   77

VC Won   6 January 1900   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Caesar’s Camp, Natal

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   James Pitts  No.   

VC Issue No.   457   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   Manchester Regiment, 1st  Battalion

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   77 Barton Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Blackburn Infirmary, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Blackburn Cemetery, Whalley New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire


Date Buried/Cremated   22 February 1955

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section, Plot D, Grave 2524

Gazetted   26 July 1901

VC Presented   8 June 1902, Commander in Chief South Africa, Lord Kitchener, Pretoria, South Africa


P  Headstone, Blackburn Cemetery, Whalley New Road, Blackburn, Lancashire

P  Memorial plaque in Blackburn Old Town Hall, Lancashire

Memorial in Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire

Memorial tablet at site of action, Caesers Camp, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa

By The Way…

A headstone was erected in 1970

VC Held By

Manchester Regiment, The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, England



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