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VC508   William Bees

BORN   12 September 1871

DIED   20 June 1938   AGE   66

VC Won   30 September 1901   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Moedwill

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   William Bees  No.   

VC Issue No.   508   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Derbyshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Sherwood Foresters, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Margaret Street, Coalville, Leicestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   London Road Cemetery, Coalville, Leicestershire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 3040-A

Gazetted   17 December 1901

VC Presented   30 July 1902, Commander in Chief South Africa, Lord Kitchener, Pretoria, South Africa


P  Headstone, London Road Cemetery, Coalville, Leicestershire, England

P  Named on son's headstone, Charles William 'Billy', London Road Cemetery, Coalville, Leicestershire (toppled 2005)

By The Way…

The headstone was restored in the 1990’s

VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England



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