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VC494   Donald Dickson Farmer

BORN   28 May 1877

DIED   23 December  1956   AGE   79

VC Won   13 December 1900   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Novitgedacht Also Nooitgedacht

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Donald Dickson Farmer  No.   

VC Issue No.   494   Awards   VC  MSM

Regiment   Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   5 Winchester Row, Kelso, Borders, Scotland

Place Of Death   Radium Institute, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Anfield Cemetery, Priory Road, Liverpool, Merseyside

Cremated   Anfield Crematorium, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   28 December 1956

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 9, Garden of Remembrance

Gazetted   12 April 1901

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


P  Memorial plaque at Kelso Town War Memorial, Borders, Scotland

By The Way…

Winning the Victoria Cross as a Sergeant, he later attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel

VC Held By

Highlanders Regiment Museum, Fort George, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland



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The Second Boer War