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VC415   Randolph Cosby Nesbitt

BORN   20 September 1867

DIED   23 July 1956  AGE   88

VC Won   19 June 1896   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Alice Mine, Mazoe Valley, Salisbury

War/Campaign  Mashona Rebellion, Rhodesia

Name   Randolph Cosby Nesbitt   No.    129

VC Issue No.   415   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Mashonaland Police

Later   Rhodesian Mounted Police

Now   Zimbabwe Republic Police

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Queenstown, Cape Colony, South Africa

Place Of Death   Cape Town, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   BSA Police Section, The Cloisters, Harare Anglican Cathedral, Herbert Chitepo Avenue, Harare, Zimbabwe

Cremated   Cape Town, South Africa

Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Plaque   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   7 May 1897

VC Presented   11 November 1897, Governor of Cape Colony, Lord Milner, Salisbury, South Africa


Niche Harare Anglican Cathedral, Zimbabwe

By The Way…

He was cremated in Cape Town, South Africa, then ashes interred at Harare Anglican Cathedral, Zimbabwe

VC Held By

National archives of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe



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