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VC472   Harry Churchill Beet

BORN  1 April 1875

DIED   10 January 1946   AGE   70

VC Won   22 April 1900   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Wakkerstroom

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Harry Churchill Beet  No.   

VC Issue No.   472   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Derbyshire Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Sherwood Foresters, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won  Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Brackendale Farm, Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   Rupert, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Mountain View Cemetery, Prince Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Veterans Section, Abray Section, Grave 3-5-12

Gazetted   12 February 1901

VC Presented   14 August 1901, Duke of York (later King George V), Pietermaritzburg, South Africa


Headstone, Mountain View Cemetery, Prince Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Memorial, St Marys & All Saints Church, Church Lane, Bingham, Nottinghamshire

By The Way…

He emigrated to Canada and fought with the Canadians in World War 1

VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England



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