George Edward Nurse VC (14 April 1873 – 25 November 1945) was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. He was educated in Guernsey in the Channel Islands where both his parents had been born. He was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


Nurse was 26 years old, and a corporal in the 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, British Army during the Second Boer War when the following deed took place during the Battle of Colenso for which he was awarded the VC:

Further information

He achieved the rank of Lieutenant with the Royal Artillery during World War I. He died in Liverpool on 25 November 1945.

The medal

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Artillery Museum, Woolwich, London.

See also

* List of Channel Islands Victoria Cross recipients


Listed in order of publication year * ''The Register of the Victoria Cross'' (1981, 1988 and 1997) * * ''Ireland's VCs'' (Dept of Economic Development, 1995) * ''Monuments to Courage'' (David Harvey, 1999) * ''Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross'' (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000) * ''Liverpool VCs'' (James Murphy, Pen and Sword Books, 2008)

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Location of grave and VC medal
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