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VC774   Frederick Charles Booth

Name   Frederick Charles Booth   No.   1630   

VC Issue No.   774   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   British South African Police, attached to the 1st Rhodesia Native Regiment


Now   Zimbabwe Republic Police

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Bowes Park, Upper Holloway, London, England

Place Of Death   St Anne's Red Cross Convalescent Hospital for Officers, Kemptown, Brighton, Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Bear Road Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton, East Sussex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   18 September 1960

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Red Cross Section, Grave ZKZ 36

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   16 January 1918 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Bear Road Cemetery, Bear Road, Brighton, East Sussex, England

P  Named on Big Classical, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

Display & named in memorial book 'For Valour', Cheltenham College Library, Gloucestershire

Entry in 'Honours Book', Archives Department, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

P  Named on Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, London

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

By The Way…

As a trooper in the British South African Police, he received a commendation for saving the life of a drowning horse in the Zambezi River

VC Held By

Believed To Be With South African Police, Harare, Zimbabwe



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The First World War

BORN   6 March 1890

DIED   14 September 1960   AGE   70

VC Won   12 February 1917   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Johannesbruck, near Songea, German East Africa (now Tanzania)

War/Campaign   First World War 1917

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