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VC782   Oswald Austin Reid

Name   Oswald Austin Reid   No.      

VC Issue No.   782   Awards   VC   

Regiment   King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 2nd Battalion attached to 6th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Later   The Kings Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Johannesburg, South Africa

Place Of Death   In a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section EC, Plot 22932

Gazetted   8 June 1917

VC Presented   22 February 1919, King George V, Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Braamfontein Cemetery, Johannesburg, South Africa

Memorial Plaque, Radley College Chapel, Radley, Nr Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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…

Died soon after the war ended by ill health from the many wounds he received

VC Held By

National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg, South Africa



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The First World War

BORN   2 November 1893

DIED   27 October 1920   AGE   26

VC Won   8-10 March 1917   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Dailah River, Mesopotamia, (Now Iraq)

War/Campaign   First World War 1917