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VC463   James Firth

BORN  15 January 1874

DIED   29 May 1921   AGE   47

VC Won   24 February 1900   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Plewman’s Farm, Arundel

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   James Firth  No.   

VC Issue No.   463   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Duke of Wellington's Regiment


Now   3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Wincobank, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   11 June 1901

VC Presented   25 July 1901 by King Edward VII at St James' Palace, Pall Mall, London, England


P  Headstone, Burngreave Cemetery, Melrose Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Plaque at Palmer Community Hospital, Jarrow, County Durham

By The Way…

The grave is in a bad state of decay, plans are being worked on to rectify the problem

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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