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VC337   Lord Edric Frederick Gifford

BORN   5 July 1849

DIED   5 June 1911  AGE   61

VC Won  1873-1874   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Becquah, West Africa

War/Campaign  First Ashanti Expedition

Name   Lord Edric Frederick Gifford   No.    

VC Issue No.   337   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment

Later   South Wales Borderers

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

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Ampney Park, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Old Park', near Chichester, West Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Fairfield Road Cemetery, Fairfield Road, Bosham, West Sussex


Date Buried/Cremated   8 June 1911

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 March 1874

VC Presented   30 March 1874, Queen Victoria, Windsor Great Park


P  Headstone, Fairfield Road Cemetery, Fairfield Road, Bosham, West Sussex

P  Plaque in Holy Trinity Church, Bosham, Sussex

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

Memorial in the Speech Room at Harrow School, London

Plaque at Harare Anglican Cathedral, Zimbabwe

By The Way…

Uncle of (556) John Fitzhardinge Paul Butler VC

Later 3rd Baron Gifford of St Leonards

Headstone renovated on 2 June 2001

VC Held By

Medals with family



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