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VC421   James Smith

BORN   1871

DIED   18 March 1946  AGE   74

VC Won 16-17 September 1897  AGE  26

Place VC Won   Bilot, Mohmand Valley, India

War/Campaign  Mohmand Campaign, India

Name   James Smith   No.    

VC Issue No.   421   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Buffs, East Kent Regiment

Later   The Buffs

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Colour-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Maidstone, Kent, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 12 Wilmot Road, Dartford, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Watling Street Cemetery, Dartford, Kent


Date Buried/Cremated   25 March 1946

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section A, Grave 4134

Gazetted   21 April 1899

VC Presented   5 July 1899, GOC Nagpur, Brigadier-General Sir R Westmacott


P  Headstone, Watling Street Cemetery, Dartford, Kent

By The Way…

The Victoria Cross was held at the Buffs Regimental Museum Canterbury, but now is held by the National Army Museum, Chelsea

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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