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VC475   Charles Burley Ward

BORN  10 July 1877

DIED   30 December 1921   AGE   44

VC Won   26 June 1900   AGE   22

Place VC Won    Lindley

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Charles Burley Ward  No.   5480

VC Issue No.   475   Awards   VC  

Regiment   King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Later   Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   5 Tulip Street, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Glamorgan County Asylum, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary's Churchyard, Church Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales


Date Buried/Cremated   2 January 1922

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section B, Row 2, Grave 8/4

Gazetted   28 September 1900

VC Presented   15 December 1900, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, St Mary's Churchyard, Church Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, outside Leeds City Art Gallery, Cetenary Square, Leeds, Yorkshire

By The Way…

He was the last recipient to be awarded the VC by Queen Victoria

His headstone was erected 1986, it shows age as 45

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