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VC568   Eustace Jotham

BORN   28 November 1883

DIED   7 January 1915   AGE   31

VC Won    7 January 1915   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Spina Khaisora, India

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Eustace Jotham   No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   568   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, 51st Sikhs, Frontier Force attached to the North Waziristan Militia

Later   Prince of Wales Own Sikhs 12th Frontier Force Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Frontier Force, Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Linden House (later Stanmore House), Chester Road, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England

Place Of Death   Spina Khaisora, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Miranshar Cemetery, North Waziristan, North West Frontier, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4, Grave 45

Gazetted   24 July 1915

VC Presented   29 November 1916 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England, to his father, Frederick Charles


Headstone, Miranshar Cemetery, North Waziristan, North West Frontier, Pakistan

P  Named on family grave, St Georges Churchyard, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

P  Picture, citation and Victoria Cross, Library, Bromsgrove School, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

P  Named on War Memorial in Bromsgrove School Chapel, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire        

Named on school war memorial, Lucton, Hereford

P  Named on War Memorial, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Named on memorial, Crypt, St Lukes Church, Chelsea, West London

Named on Delhi Memorial India Gate , Delhi, India

P  Named on Victoria Cross Regimental Memorial, Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, Westminster, London

P  Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

P  VC commemorative paving stone, Angel of Peace, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

By The Way…

During his VC action Eustace Jotham could of saved himself, but sacrificed his life to try and save one of his men

VC Held By

Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, England



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The First World War

VC Ephemera

Thank you to Deputy Head, Philip Brown, for his help at Bromsgrove School