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VC474   Frank Howard Kirby

BORN  12 November 1871

DIED   8 July 1956   AGE   84

VC Won   2 June 1900   AGE   28

Place VC Won    Delagoa Bay Railway

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Frank Howard Kirby  No.   

VC Issue No.   474   Awards   VC  CBE   DCM

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers



Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Thame, Oxfordshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 3 Crescent Road, Sidcup, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   South London Crematoirum, Rowan Road, Streatham, South London

Cremated   South London Crematoirum, Rowan Road, Streatham, London, England

Date Buried/Cremated   11 July 1956

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Section Q-69, Main Garden (now The Loggia Garden)

Gazetted   5 October 1900

VC Presented   19 August 1901, Duke of York (later King George V), Cape Town, South Africa


P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Memorial tablet at St Barbaras, Chatham Garrison Church, Kent

By The Way…

He was one of the first pupils at Alleyns School, Dulwich, London

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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