Trooper Horace Ramsden VC - Protectorate Regiment ( North West Cape Colony ), South African Forces


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN : CAPE PROVINCE - SOUTH AFRICA

Name Andrew Weatherby,
BEAUCHAMP-PROCTOR
Peter,
BROWN
James,
CRAIG
Joseph Petrus Hendrick,
CROWE
Rank A / Captain Trooper Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel
Force 84 Squadron, RAF Cape Mounted Rifleman Scots Fusilier Guards 78th Regiment
( Seaforth Highlanders )
VC won Over France,
8 August - 8 October 1918
Basuto War, South Africa,
8 April 1879
Sebastopol, Crimea,
6 September 1855
Cawnpore, Indian Mutiny,
12 August 1857
London Gaz 30 November 1918 12 April 1880 20 November 1857 15 January 1858
Born Mossel Bay,
4 September 1894
Sweden,
December 1862
Perth, Scotland,
10 September 1824
Uitenhage,
12 January 1826
Died 21 June 1921,
RAF display, Upavon, England
11 September 1894,
Cape Town
18 March 1861,
Swartkops River, Nr Grahamstown
12 April 1876,
London, England
Grave Upavon Cemetery, England
re-interred Mafeking Cemetery
Woltemade Cemetery, Cape Town St Mary's Cemetery, Port Elizabeth West Norwood Cemetery, England
1977: MOTH Garden of Remembrance, Uitenhage
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Amathole Museum, King William's Town Guards RHQ, Wellington Barracks, London Believed destroyed in a fire.
Remarks DSO, MC & Bar, DFC Grave reused with Abrahamse headstone Committed suicide by drowning None

CAPE PROVINCE

Name James Langley,
DALTON
Henry Cecil Dudgeon,
D'ARCY
The Hon Raymond Harvey,
DE MONTMORENCY
Horace Henry,
GLASOCK
Rank Assistant Commissary Commandant Captain Driver
Force Commissariat & Transport Dept. Cape Frontier Light Horse 21st Lancers Royal Horse Artillery
VC won Rorke's Drift,
22-23 January 1879
Ulundi, Zululand,
3 July 1879
Khartoum, Sudanese War,
2 September 1898
Korn Spruit, Sanna's Post, 2nd Boer War,
31 March 1900
London Gaz 17 November 1879 9 October 1879 15 November 1898 26 June 1900
Born London, England,
December 1832
Wanganui, New Zealand,
11 August 1850
Montreal, Canada,
5 February 1867
London, England,
16 October 1880
Died 8 January 1887,
Port Elizabeth
Between 8 August & 28 December 1881,
Arnatola Forest
23 February 1900,
Stormberg ( killed in action ) *
20 October 1916,
Cape Town
Grave Russel Road RC Cemetery, Port Elizabeth King William's Town Cemetery Molteno Cemetery, Nr Dordrecht Maitland Road No 4 Cemetery, Cape Town
Location
of VC
HQ RLC Officers' Mess, Camberley Not publicly held Not publicly held Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None Believed to have committed suicide * Serving with Corps of Scouts None

CAPE PROVINCE

Name Thomas,
LANE
John Frederick,
MCCREA
Frederick,
MILLER
Charles Herbert,
MULLINS
Rank Private Surgeon Major Lieutenant-Colonel Major
Force 67th Regiment ( Hampshire Regiment ) 1st Cape Mounted Yeomanry Royal Regiment of Artillery Imperial Light Horse ( Natal )
South African Forces
VC won Taku Forts, China,
21 August 1860
Near Mafeking, Basuto War,
14 January 1881
Inkermann, Crimea,
5 November 1854
Elandslaagte, 2nd Boer War,
21 October 1899
London Gaz 13 August 1861 28 June 1881 6 May 1859 12 February 1901
Born Cork, Ireland,
May 1836
Guernsey, Channel Islands,
2 April 1854
Radway-under-Edge Hill, England,
10 November 1831
Grahamstown,
28 June 1869
Died 12 April 1889,
Kimberley
16 July 1894,
Kokstad
17 February 1874,
Cape Town
24 May 1916,
Johannesburg
Grave Gladstone Cemetery, Kimberley
( headstone erected 1991 )
Kokstad Cemetery, East Griqualand
( image courtesy Iain MacFarlaine )
St Peter's Ossuary & Memorial Garden, Observatory, Cape Town Grahamstown Old Cemetery
Location
of VC
Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Winchester, England Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks Forfeit of VC in 1881 None None CMG

CAPE PROVINCE

Name Horace Edward,
RAMSDEN
Thomas Edward,
RENDLE
Robert George,
SCOTT

Rank Trooper Sergeant Lieutenant-Colonel
Force Protectorate Regiment
( North West Cape Colony )
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Cape Mounted Riflemen
VC won Game Tree, Mafeking, 2nd Boer War,
26 December 1899
Wulverghem, Belgium,
20 November 1914
Moirosi's Mountain, Basuto War,
8 April 1879

London Gaz 6 July 1900 11 January 1915 1 October 1880
Born Chester, England,
15 December 1878
Bristol, England,
14 December 1884
Peterborough, England,
22 April 1857

Died 3 August 1948,
Fish Hoek, Nr Simonstown
1 June 1946,
Cape Town
3 October 1918,
Wynberg

Grave Maitland Road Crematorium, Cape Town Maitland Road No 1 Cemetery, Cape Town Plumstead Cemetery, Wynberg
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Museum, Bodmin Not publicly held
Remarks None None DSO

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