Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Thomas Crean, V.C. (see here),
Served in the Second Boer War 1899-1902.
Imperial Light Horse.
Became a Surgeon Captain.
Was in combat 18 Dec 1901 at Tygerskloof, Zululand (see map). Attended to the wounded under heavy fire.
Awarded the Victoria Cross (V.C.) on 12 March 1902 for his actions at Tygerskloof.
He mar 1905 to Victoria Heredia [dau of Senor Don Thomas Heredia, of Malaga, Spain].
Retired from the army 1906.
Was doctor with private practice in Harley Street, London.
Joined the army again
Joined the Royal Army Medical Corps 1914.
Awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.) 1915.
Promoted to Major 1916.
Returned to civilian life after WWI ended 1918.
He died 25 March 1923, at his residence, 13 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, age 49 yrs.
He is buried in St Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Kensal Green, London.
Victoria died 29 Jan 1929 in Paris.
Thomas and Victoria had issue:
"The Fight Master".
A Documentary about Paddy Crean.
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