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VC730   William Frederick Faulds

BORN   19 February 1895

DIED   16 August 1950   AGE   55

VC Won   18 July 1916   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Delville Wood, Somme, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1916

Name   William Frederick Faulds   No.   4073   

VC Issue No.   730   Awards   VC   MC

Regiment   South African Infantry, 1st Battalion, C Company


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   34 Market Street, Cradock, Cape Province, South Africa

Place Of Death   Salisbury General Hospital, Salisbury, Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe)

Buried/Location Ashes   Salisbury Pioneer Cemetery, Remembrance Drive, Harare, Zimbabwe


Date Buried/Cremated   17 August 1950

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   9 September 1916

VC Presented   8 January 1917 by King George V at York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England


Headstone, Salisbury Pioneer Cemetery, Remembrance Drive, Harare, Zimbabwe

P  Named On Memorial Gates, Constitution Hill, London

Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, The Castle, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, South Africa

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

The headstone was erected in 1972 by the Cradock branch of the South African Legion

VC Held By

South African National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg, South Africa



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