|PRIVATE THOMAS FLAWN'S GRAVE AND HEADSTONE IN PLUMSTEAD CEMETERY, SOUTH EAST LONDON, HAS BEEN CLEANED AND REFURBISHED.|
|14 September 2021|
|The impressive upright stone marker over the grave of Private Thomas Flawn VC, Connaught Rangers, in Plumstead Cemetery, South East London, had been neglected and discoloured over the years since his death on 19 January 1925.
The grave and headstone has now been cleaned and refurbished by local man Steve Davies bringing the marker back to its almost original condition.
before and after
|For the award of the Victoria Cross.
[ London Gazette, 23 February 1880 ], Sekukuni's Town, Basuto War, 28 November 1879, Private Thomas Flawn, 94th Regiment ( Connaught Rangers ).
With Private Francis Fitzpatrick, 94th Regiment
Thomas Flawn was invested with his Victoria Cross by Lieutenant Colonel Philip Anstruther, at Lyndenburg, Transvaal, South Africa, on the 17th September 1880.
Iain Stewart, 14 September 2021