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VC377   William Knox Leet

BORN   3 November 1833

DIED   29 June 1898  AGE   64

VC Won  28 March 1879   AGE   45

Place VC Won   Inhlobana, Zululand, South Africa

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   William Knox Leet   No.    

VC Issue No.   377   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   13th Regiment

Later   Somerset Light Infantry

Now   Light Infantry

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Dalkey, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   'Grove House', Great Chart, near Ashford, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, The Street, Great Chart, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 June 1879

VC Presented   9 December 1879, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, The Street, Great Chart, Kent

P  Named on Burma War Memorial, Taunton, Somerset

By The Way…

Also known as William Knox-Leet in later life

Headstone restored in 1992, shows age 65

VC Held By

Somerset Light Infantry Regiment, Somerset Military Museum, County Museum, The Castle, Taunton, Somerset, England



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