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VC484   William Edward Heaton

BORN   1875

DIED   5 June 1941   AGE   65

VC Won   23 August 1900   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Geluk

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   William Edward Heaton  No.   

VC Issue No.   484   Awards   VC  

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Ormskirk, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Southport Hospital, Southport, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Ormskirk Parish Churchyard, Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot III

Gazetted   18 January 1901

VC Presented   14 August 1901, Duke of York (later King George V), Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


P  Headstone, Ormskirk Parish Churchyard, Southport Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, in the Garden of Remembrance, Southport, Lancashire

By The Way…

A nickname for the Kings Liverpool Regiment is “the leather hats”

VC Held By

Kings Regiment Museum Collection, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside



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