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VC480   William House

BORN   7 October 1879

DIED   28 February 1912   AGE   32

VC Won   2 August 1900   AGE   20

Place VC Won    Mosilikatse Nek

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   William House  No.   

VC Issue No.   480   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Royal Berkshire Regiment

Later   Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Thatcham, near Newbury, Berkshire, England

Place Of Death   Dover, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St James's Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section N, Grave 1-16

Gazetted   7 October 1902

VC Presented   24 October 1902, King Edward VII, London, England


P  Headstone, St James's Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent

P  Named on memorial, Town Centre, Thatcham, Berkshire

P  William Close, Thatcham, Berkshire

By The Way…

Headstone erected by Regiment in 1994

VC Held By

Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Museum, The Wardrobe, 58 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England



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