Major Edwin Swales VC DFC - South African Air Force ( 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force )


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN : ORANGE FREE STATE, SOUTH AFRICA

Name Alfred,
ATKINSON
Gustavus Hamilton Blenkinsopp,
COULSON
Francis Newton,
PARSONS

Rank Sergeant Lieutenant Lieutenant
Force Yorkshire Regiment ( The Green Howards ) King's Own Scottish Borderers Essex Regiment
VC won Battle of Paardeberg, 2nd Boer War,
18 February 1900
Lambrechfontein, 2nd Boer War,
18 May 1901
Battle of Paardeberg, 2nd Boer War,
18 February 1900

London Gaz 8 August 1902 8 August 1902 20 November 1900
Born Leeds, Yorkshire, England,
6 February 1874
Wimbledon, Surrey, England,
1 April 1879
Dover, Kent, England,
23 March 1875

Died 21 February 1900,
near Paardeberg
18 May 1901,
Lambrechtfontein Farm
11 March 1900,
Driefontein

Grave Location unknown in Gruisbank British Cemetery
( Yorkshire Regiment Memorial )
Lambrechtfontein Cemetery
( headstone erected May 2003 )
Driefontein Cemetery *
Location
of VC
Green Howards Museum, Richmond, Yorkshire,
King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum, Berwick-on-Tweed Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford
Remarks None DSO * Isolated grave on Battle of Paardeberg site

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