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VC313   William Temple

BORN   7 November 1833

DIED   13 February 1919  AGE   85

VC Won  20 November 1863   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Rangiriri, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Waikato-Hauhau Maori War

Name   William Temple   No.    

VC Issue No.   313   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery



Rank VC Won   Assistant Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Monaghan, Co. Monaghan, Ireland

Place Of Death   Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   13 February 1919

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   A North Wall, Row 12, Grave 31

Gazetted   22 September 1864

VC Presented   31 December 1864, GOC New Zealand, Lieutenant-General Sir D A Cameron, Auckland, New Zealand


P  Headstone, Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Name on Victoria Cross memorial V.C. Grove Dunloren Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

P  Temple Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

P  Plaque at National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

Memorial window, St Peters Church, Filton, Nth Bristol

By The Way…

Started his military career as assistant surgeon and ending up honorary surgeon to his excellency the Viceroy of India

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