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VC360   Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill

BORN   25 January 1852

DIED   22 January 1879  AGE   26

VC Won  22 January 1879   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Isandhlwana, Zululand

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Nevill Josiah Aylmer Coghill   No.    POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   360   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment

Later   South Wales Borderers

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

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Drumcondra, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   Buffalo River, Zululand, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Fugitive's Drift, below Itchiane Hill, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   14 April 1879

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 May 1879 - 15 January 1907

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Headstone, Fugitive's Drift, below Itchiane Hill, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

P  Memorial plaque on the bank of Buffalo River, Zululand, South Africa (1974)

Family tablet at Drumcondra Church, Co. Dublin, Ireland

P  Named on 24th's Colour Pole at Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

P  Named on memorial, Brecon Cathedral, Powys, Wales

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

Named on War Memorial & memorial window at Haileybury College, Hertfordshire           

Memorial in St. Fin Barre’s Anglican Cathedral, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

P  Memorial at Royal Military Academy Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on memorial plaque, St. Winnows Church, St. Winnows, Cornwall

Memorial plaque at St Fin Barre's Anglican Cathedral & window at Castletownshend Parish Church, Co. Cork, Ireland

Memorial plaque and window, St Barrahanes Church, Castletownshend, Co Cork, Eire

By The Way…

Related to Sir Fenton John Aylmer VC

VC Held By

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



VC 359 VC 361 The Zulu War

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Thank you to Tara Owen-Smith for the photos of the Headstone at Fugitive's Drift & memorial at Buffalo River, South Africa

Thank you to Pete Cox for photo of Buffalo River