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VC447   George Ravenhill

BORN   21 February 1872

DIED   14 April 1921   AGE   49

VC Won   15 December 1899   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Battle of Colenso

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   George Ravenhill   No.    28287

VC Issue No.   447   Awards   VC (forfeited 24 August 1908)   

Regiment   Royal Scots Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Place Of Death   Long Acre, Nechells, Birmingham, West Midlands, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Witton Cemetery, Moor Lane, Witton, Birmingham, West Midlands


Date Buried/Cremated   23 April 1921

Headstone   Plot marker '36'   Plot/Grave no.   Section 47, Common Grave 08654

Gazetted   4 June 1901

VC Presented   4 June 1901, Duke of York (later King George V), Natal, South Africa


P  Named on War Memorial (Panel VIII), Witton Cemetery, Moor Lane, Witton, Birmingham, West Midlands (VC added C. 2006)

By The Way…

His conduct at Colenso was not brought to notice until his release from captivity as a POW in 1901

His VC was forfeited for theft of iron

VC Held By

Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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