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VC363   William Wilson Allan

BORN   1843

DIED   12 March 1890  AGE   46

VC Won  22-23 January 1879   AGE   35

Place VC Won   Rorke’s Drift, Natal

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   William Wilson Allan   No.    1240

VC Issue No.   363   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment, 2nd (Warwickshire) Battalion, B Company

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   St Andrew's, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 85 Monnow Street, Monmouth, Gwent, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes   Monmouth Cemetery, Osbaston Road, Monmouth, Gwent, Wales


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section B, Grave 25

Gazetted   2 May 1879

VC Presented   9 December 1879 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Monmouth Cemetery, Osbaston Road, Monmouth, Gwent, Wales

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

By The Way…

Also known as William Wilson Allen

1881 Census gives place of birth as Belford Moor, West of Bridge, Northumbria

VC Held By

South Wales Borderers and Monmouthshire Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys, Wales



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Thank you to Nick & Lorna Martin for photos Rorke’s Drift

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