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VC482   Harry Hampton

BORN   14 December 1870

DIED   2 November 1922   AGE   51

VC Won   21 August 1900   AGE   29

Place VC Won    Van Wyk’s Vlei

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Harry Hampton  No.   

VC Issue No.   482   Awards   VC  

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Colour-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   1 Sheen Dale, Richmond, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   St Margaret's Railway Station, Twickenham, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Richmond Cemetery, Lower Grove Road, Richmond, Surrey


Date Buried/Cremated   8 November 1922

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Old Church Ground, Section X, Grave 62

Gazetted   18 October 1901

VC Presented   17 December 1901 by King Edward VII at St James' Palace, Pall Mall, London, England


P  Headstone, Richmond Cemetery, Lower Grove Road, Richmond, Surrey

By The Way…

His headstone was refurbished in 2008

VC Held By

Kings Regiment Museum Collection, Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool, Merseyside



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