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VC481   Brian Turner Tom Lawrence

BORN   9 November 1873

DIED   7 June 1949   AGE   75

VC Won   7 August 1900   AGE   26

Place VC Won    Essenbosch Farm

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Brian Turner Tom Lawrence  No.   

VC Issue No.   481   Awards   VC  

Regiment   17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers

Later   Queens Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Bewdley, Worcestershire, England

Place Of Death   Nakuru, Kenya

Buried/Location Ashes   Nakura Crematorium, Nakuru, Nakuru State, Kenya, Africa

Cremated   Nakura Crematorium, Nakuru, Nakuru State, Kenya, Africa

Date Buried/Cremated   8 June 1949

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   15 January 1901

VC Presented   12 August 1902, King Edward VII, London, England


P  Name on honours board at his old school, now Kidderminster registry office, Bewdley Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Royal Navy & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

By The Way…

Represented England at the International Horse Show and also won a silver medal as part of the British Equestrian team at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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VC Ephemera

The Second Boer War