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List of Known Holders of the Victoria Cross Commemorated in Brookwood Cemetery



Monuments to Courage by David HarveyThis list is based on my ongoing research into Brookwood Cemetery. It contains the names of 14 known holders of the Victoria Cross buried or otherwise commemorated in the cemetery. The total is one of the highest for any British cemetery.


The information is partly based on the research undertaken by the late David Harvey, whose definitive book Monuments to Courage: Victoria Cross Headstone & Memorials (1999) is highly recommended. I was fortunate to correspond with the author over several matters of detail. It is a great shame his other project, on the casualties of the Crimean War, was never completed.


Brookwood used to commemorate a fifteenth VC recipient. Samuel George Pearse (1897-1919) was commemorated on the Russia Memorial in the Brookwood Military cemetery, but this was removed by the CWGC in 2015.


The list will be updated and amended as necessary. If you are aware of any errors or omissions, then please feel free to contact me.




Name

Details of VC

Addison, Rev. William Robert Fountaine (1883-1962)

Sannaiyat, Mesopotamia, 9 April 1916

Beak, Daniel Marcus (1891-1967)

Longest Wood, France, 21, 25 August, and 4 September 1918

Frisby, Cyril Hubert (1885-1961)

Near Graincourt, France, 27 September 1918

Hallowes, Rupert Price (died 1915)

Hooge, France, September 1915; commemorated on family grave

Hartley, Edmund Baron (1847-1919)

Moirosi’s Mountain, Basutoland, 5 June 1879

Hollowell, James (1823-1876)

Lucknow, India, 26 September 1857

Inkson, Edgar Thomas (1872-1947)

Colenso, South Africa, 24 February 1900

Kelly, John Sherwood (1880-1931)

Marcoing, France, 20 November 1917

Kenny, William (1880-1936)

Ypres, Belgium, 23 October 1914

Mangles, Ross Lowis (1833-1905)

Arrah, Indian Mutiny, 30 July 1857

Martineau, Horace Robert (1873-1916)

Near Mafeking, South Africa, 26 December 1899; commemorated on family grave

Meiklejohn, Matthew Fountaine Maury (1870-1913)

Elandslaagte, South Africa, 21 October 1899

Reynolds, William (1827-1867)

Battle of the Alma, 20 September 1854

Wright, Wallace Duffield (1875-1953)

Nigeria, 26 February 1903