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VC437   Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn

BORN   27 November 1870

DIED   4 July 1913  AGE   42

VC Won   21 October 1899   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Battle of Elandslaagte

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn   No.    

VC Issue No.   437   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Clapham, London, England

Place Of Death   Middlesex Hospital, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey


Date Buried/Cremated   8 July 1913

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   St Judes Avenue, Plot 3, Grave 172317

Gazetted   20 July 1900

VC Presented   15 December 1900, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey

Memorial, Hyde Park Barracks, South Carriage Drive, Westminster, London

By The Way…

He died in a riding accident in Hyde Park while avoiding some children who had walked out in front of him

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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