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VC105   William Henry Thomas Sylvester

BORN   16 April 1831

DIED   13 March 1920  AGE   88

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE 24

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   William Henry Thomas Sylvester  No.   

VC Issue No.   105   Awards   VC    

Regiment   23rd Regiment

Later   The Royal Welch

Now   The Royal Welsh

Rank VC Won   Surgeon (Assistant)

Rank End Of Career   Surgeon-Major

Place Of Birth   Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, England

Place Of Death   8 Beach Road, Paignton, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Paignton Cemetery, Ailescombe Road, Paignton,Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   18 March 1920

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 2614

Gazetted   20 November 1857

VC Presented   1858, India


P  Headstone, Paignton Cemetery, Ailescombe Road, Paignton,Devon, England

P  Memorial plaque, National Arboretum, Staffordshire

P  Sylvester Court, Hightown, Wrexham

P  VC street name plaque, Hightown, Wrexham

By The Way…

Headstone shows age 89

VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England



VC 104 VC 106

On 8th September 1855 he volunteered, along with 104 Shields, to bring in a mortally wounded officer who was lying in an exposed position, whilst under heavy fire. He repeated the act on 18th September

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