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Henry Cecil D'Arcy

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Identity

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    Henry Cecil AWMM
  • Surname
    D'Arcy AWMM
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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    11 August 1850 AWMM WanganuiManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
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Service

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  • War
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    South Africa AWMM
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    Army AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Victoria Cross not publicly held AWMM
    • First New Zealand born soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross - awarded for actions during the British-Zulu Wars in South Africa.

      Born 11 August 1850 at Wanganui, New Zealand.
      Son of Major Oliver D'Arcy - of the 65th Regiment, British Army - who had been sent to
      New Zealand to fight in the New Zealand Land Wars. He was posted to the Wanganui Garrison.

      Henry D'Arcy served with the British Army during the Zulu Wars.

      He was awarded the Victoria Cross for actions during British-Zulu War in South Africa - on 3 July 1879 - when he attempted to save a wounded fellow British trooper (Trooper Raubenheim) in very close proximity to the advancing Zulu warriors. The rescue was unsuccessful and Trooper Raubenheim was captured and killed by the Zulus.
      Henry D'Arcy went missing in the Amatola Forest District, at Cape Province, South Africa in 1881 whilst staying in the region for health recuperation.
      His body was found, in a cave, several months later.
      Henry D'Arcy VC was buried, with full military honours, at King William's Town, South Africa.

      Henry D'Arcy's Victoria Cross is held by the D'Arcy family. Public - Jenifer - Researcher - 6 November 2019 - Reference : "In the Face of the Enemy" (The Complete History of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand) : Authors :Glynn Harper/Colin Richardson : Harper Collins Publisher- New Zealand.
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Death

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    1881 AWMM
    AWMM
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Sources

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  • External links
    Birkenhead (Auckland) Returned Services Association website. Victoria Cross.
    http://www.birkenheadrsa.com/victoria-cross.html
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Harper, G., & Richardson, C. (2006). In the face of the enemy: The complete history of the Victoria Cross and New Zealand. Auckland, N.Z.: HarperCollins NZ. AWMM
      p.51-56 AWMM
    • Race, W.W. (2007). The Epic Anglo Zulu War on Canvas. Talismanprint Services AWMM
    • The Register of the Victoria Cross. (1997). (3rd ed.). Cheltenham, England: This England. AWMM
      p. 83 AWMM

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