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VC745   William Anderson Bloomfield

Name   William Anderson Bloomfield   No.      

VC Issue No.   745   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd South African Mounted Brigade, Scout Corps


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Ermelo, Transvaal, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Ermelo Cemetery, Ousthuizen Street, Transvaal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   15 May 1954

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   30 December 1916

VC Presented   20 October 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Ermelo Cemetery, Ousthuizen Street, Transvaal, South Africa

P  Named On Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, London

Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, The Castle, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, South Africa

By The Way…

The only man to fight for the Boer forces and go on to be awarded the VC

VC Held By

Privately held



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The First World War

BORN   30 January 1873

DIED   12 May 1954   AGE   91

VC Won   24 August 1916   AGE   43

Place VC Won   Mlali, German East Africa

War/Campaign   First World War 1916