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VC493   Charles Thomas Kennedy

BORN   6 January 1876

DIED   24 April  1907   AGE   31

VC Won   22 November 1900   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Dewetsdorp

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Charles Thomas Kennedy  No.   

VC Issue No.   493   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Highland Light Infantry

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Westport, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Edinburgh, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   North Merchiston Cemetery, Slateford Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   28 April 1907

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Private Ground, Compartment P, Grave 187

Gazetted   18 October 1901

VC Presented   16 December 1901 by King Edward VII at St James' Palace, Pall Mall, London, England


P  Headstone, North Merchiston Cemetery, Slateford Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

P  Wooden bench and plaque at Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland

By The Way…

He died while trying to stop a runaway horse and cart from hitting a group of children

Headstone erected 28 April 2001 by the Royal Highland Fusiliers

VC Held By

Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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Thank you to Neil Eggleton for photos of memorial bench, Edinburgh

The Second Boer War