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VC446   Harry Norton Schofield

BORN   29 January 1865

DIED   10 October 1931   AGE   66

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   Harry Norton Schofield  No.    

VC Issue No.   446   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Field Artillery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Audenshaw, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   at his home, 28 Connaught Gardens, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Putney Vale Cemetery, Stag Lane, Wimbledon, Wandsworth,  South West London


Date Buried/Cremated   14 October 1931

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Block L, Grave 29

Gazetted   30 August 1901

VC Presented   29 October 1901, King Edward VII


P  Headstone, Putney Vale Cemetery, Stag Lane, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, London

Named on plaque outside The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

P  Plaque at Ryecroft Hall, Audenshaw, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

P  Memorial in Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Schofield Road, Putney Vale Cemetery, Wimbeldon, South London

P  Victoria Cross and George Cross Memorial Stone, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth, South London

By The Way…

The cross on Harry Schofields grave is now flat, after being topple tested

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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