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VC364   Gonville Bromhead

BORN   29 August 1845

DIED   12 March 1891  AGE   45

VC Won  22-23 January 1879   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Rorke’s Drift, Natal

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Gonville Bromhead   No.    

VC Issue No.   364   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment, 2nd (Warwickshire) Battalion, B Company

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Versailles, France

Place Of Death   Camp Dabhaura, Allahabad, India

Buried/Location Ashes   New Cantonment Cemetery, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot B-1, Grave 66

Gazetted   2 May 1879

VC Presented   22 August 1879 by General Sir Garnet Wolseley at Utrecht, Transvaal, South Africa


Headstone, New Cantonment Cemetery, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

P  Plaque at Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Window at St Germain's Church, Thurlby, near Lincoln, Lincolnshire

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

Portrait & uniform at Magnus Grammar School, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

By The Way…

Presented with a Sword of Honour by the City of Lincoln

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



VC 363 VC 365

VC 363
VC 365

Thank you to Nick & Lorna Martin for photos Rorke’s Drift

The Zulu War