Captain Quentin Smythe VC - Royal Natal Carabineers, South African Force


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN : NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA

Name Herman,
ALBRECHT
John James,
CLEMENTS
Nevill Josiah Aylmer,
COGHILL
William Henry,
DICK-CUNNYNGHAM
Rank Trooper Sergeant Lieutenant Lieutenant-Colonel
Force Imperial Light Horse ( Natal ) Damant's Horse ( Rimington's Guides ) 1st Bn, 24th ( Warwickshire ) Regiment
( later South Wales Borderers )
Gordon Highlanders
VC won Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, 2nd Boer War,
6 January 1900
Strijdenberg, 2nd Boer War,
24 February 1901
Isandhlwana, Zululand,
22 January 1879
Sherpur Pass, Afghan War,
13 December 1879
London Gaz 8 August 1902 4 June 1901 2 May 1879 & 15 January 1907 18 October 1881
Born Burghersdorp,
c. 1876
Middleburg, Cape,
19 June 1872
Drumcondra, Co Dublin, Ireland,
25 January 1852
Edinburgh, Scotland,
16 June 1851
Died 6 January 1900,
Wagon Hill, Nr Ladysmith
18 June 1937,
Newcastle
22 January 1879,
Isandhlwana
7 January 1900,
Ladysmith *
Grave Wagon Hill Cemetery ( Imperial Light Horse Memorial ) Town Cemetery, Newcastle
( image courtesy Iain MacFarlaine )
Fugitive's Drift, below Itchiane Hill Ladysmith Cemetery
Location
of VC
Museum of Military History, Johannesburg Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen
Remarks Buried initially in a mass grave on Wagon Hill None Buried with Teignmouth Melvill VC * Died of wounds during 2nd Boer War

NATAL

Name Robert James Thomas,
DIGBY-JONES
Robert Vaughan,
GORLE
William,
GRIFFITHS
Joseph,
MALONE
Rank Lieutenant T / Lieutenant Private Captain & Riding Master
Force Corps of Royal Engineers Royal Field Artillery 2nd Bn, 24th Regiment
( South Wales Borderers )
13th Light Dragoons
( 13th Hussars )
VC won Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, 2nd Boer War,
6 January 1900
Ledeghem, Belgium,
1 October 1918
Little Andaman Island,
7 May 1867
Balaclava, Crimea,
25 October 1854 *
London Gaz 8 August 1902 14 December 1918 17 December 1867 25 September 1857
Born Edinburgh, Scotland,
27 September 1876
Southsea, Hampshire, England,
6 May 1896
Co Roscommon, Ireland,
1841
Eccles, Manchester, England,
11 January 1833
Died 6 January 1900,
Wagon Hill, Ladysmith
11 January 1937,
Durban
22 January 1879,
Isandhlwana
28 June 1883,
Pinetown
Grave Ladysmith Cemetery Stella Wood Cemetery, Durban Isandhlwana Battlefield * St Andrew's Churchyard, Pinetown
Location
of VC
Royal Engineers Museum, Gillingham Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon 13th / 18th Hussars Museum, Barnsley
Remarks Buried initially in a mass grave on Wagon Hill None * Individual grave not marked * Charge of the Light Brigade

NATAL

Name Teignmouth,
MELVILL
The Hon Frederick Hugh Sherston,
ROBERTS
Quentin George Murray,
SMYTHE

Rank Lieutenant Lieutenant Captain
Force 1st Bn, 24th ( Warwickshire ) Regiment
( later South Wales Borderers )
King's Royal Rifle Corps Royal Natal Carabineers
VC won Isandhlwana, Zululand,
22 January 1879
Battle of Colenso, 2nd Boer War,
15 December 1899
Alem Hamza, Libya,
5 June 1942

London Gaz 2 May 1879 & 15 January 1907 2 February 1900 11 September 1942
Born London, England,
8 September 1842
Umballa, India,
8 January 1872
Nottingham Road, Natal,
6 August 1916

Died 22 January 1879,
Isandhlwana
17 December 1899,
Chieveley
22 October 1997,
Durban

Grave Fugitive's Drift, below Itchiane Hill Chieveley War Cemetery Durban Crematorium
Location
of VC
South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon National Army Museum, London Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London

Remarks Buried with Nevill Coghill VC None None

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