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VC469   Edmund John Phipps-Hornby

BORN  31 December 1857

DIED   13 December 1947   AGE   89

VC Won   31 March 1900   AGE   42

Place VC Won   Korn Spruit, Sanna’s Post

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Edmund John Phipps-Hornby  No.      Elected By Regiment

VC Issue No.   469   Awards   VC  CB   CMG

Regiment   Royal Horse Artillery, 'Q' Battery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier-General

Place Of Birth   Lordington, Emsworth, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Sonning, Berkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Andrew's Churchyard, Thames Street, Sonning, Berkshire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 June 1900

VC Presented   25 October 1900 by the Commander in Chief, South Africa, Lord Roberts VC at Pretoria, South Africa


P  Headstone, St Andrew's Churchyard, Thames Street, Sonning, Berkshire

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London      

Name on foundation stone, St Peters Church, Bushy Heath, Hertfordshire

P  Named on Memorial Board, Old College, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

By The Way…

He was elected to be awarded the Victoria Cross by the other officers of the regiment, under rule 13 of the Victoria Cross warrant

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



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