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VC513 Sir Lewis Stratford Tollemache Halliday

BORN   14 May  1870

DIED   9 March 1966  AGE   95

VC Won   24 June 1900   AGE   30

Place VC Won   British Legation, Peking China

War/Campaign  China

Name   Sir Lewis Stratford Tollemache Halliday  No.   

VC Issue No.   513   Awards   VC      KCB

Regiment   Royal Marine Light Infantry


Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-General

Place Of Birth   Medstead House, Medstead, near Alton, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Dorking Hospital, Dorking, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Medstead Cemetery, South Town Road, Medstead, Hampshire, England

Cremated   Randalls Park Crematorium, Leatherhead, Surrey, England

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family grave

Gazetted   1 January 1901

VC Presented   25 July 1901 by King Edward VII at St James' Palace, Pall Mall, London, England


P  Headstone, Medstead Cemetery, South Town Road, Medstead, Hampshire

Memorial at St Andrew's Church, Eastney, Hampshire - see By The Way…

Halliday House, ex Royal Marine Barracks, Eastney, Hampshire

P  Halliday Drive, Deal, Kent

P  Halliday Crescent, Gosport, Hampshire            

P  Name on VC Memorial, Royal Navy & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

St Andrews Church, Eastney, is now private housing, when the church was closed some fittings were removed, some were left boarded up. Those that were removed, we are trying to track down, Lewis Halliday’s could be amongst them

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



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Thank you to Alison Sutherland, Sir Lewis's Granddaughter for the portrait picture

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