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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - Photocopy of a newspaper article (Copyright) concerning the death of Lance-Corporal House, on the 28th of February, 1912. L/Corporal House had been awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry in the Boer War in 1900; he took his own life in 1912.

Person(s): House, W, L/Corporal;


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The first page

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - An article from the journal of the Victoria Cross Society, March 2006 entitled ?Suicide of a Boer War Hero? by Martin McIntyre. It tells the story of Private William House VC who won his award during the Boer War and later committed suicide in 1912. It contains six black and white images, one of which is not in the Museum archives which shows Private House wearing a side cap.

Person(s): House, W, L/Corporal;


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Page 1 of the Press Release

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Royal Berkshire Regiment - A Press Release entitled "Grave of Courageous Soldier Marked" compiled on the 15th July 1994 by Chris Lean. The article states that the previously unmarked grave of L/Corporal William House is to have a headstone errected over it. L/Corporal House was a holder of the Victoria Cross for which he was awarded for an act of bravery carried out during the Boer War, on the 2nd of August 1902. L/Corporal House committed suicide in February 1912 which is why his grave was unmarked despite his having had a ceremonial military funeral. Also contained is a photo of L/Corporal House and a reprint from the Dover Times of 1912

Person(s): House, W, L/Corporal;


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The cover sheet.

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A file of papers with copies of original communication relating to the actions leading to the award of the Victoria Cross to Private 4742 William House in the Boer War. The file contains photographs and press extracts and is supported with a floppy disc containing the complete file.

Person(s): House, W, L/Corporal;


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1st Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A newspaper item from the Newbury Weekly News in 1994 (Copyright) telling the story of the dedication of the new headstone for L/Corporal House, VC. This item includes an image of L/Corporal House VC.

Person(s): House, W, L/Corporal;


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6th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment - A photocopy of an extract from The London Gazette, dated 16th September 1918, concerning the award of a Military Cross to Temporary Captain Harry Wilfred House.

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2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - An account of the second battle of Silkaatsnek, South Africa, 2nd August, 1900, by Ian B. Copley. It gives an account by the battalion in this action in which Private House was eventually awarded a Victoria Cross. [He was originally put up for a DCM]

Person(s): House, W, Private;


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