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VC116   Matthew Rosamund

BORN   13 July 1823

DIED   14 July 1866  AGE   43

VC Won  4 June 1857  AGE 33

Place VC Won  Benares

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Matthew Rosamund  No.   

VC Issue No.   116   Awards   VC   

Regiment   37th Bengal Native Infantry

Later   Disbanded


Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire, England

Place Of Death   Red Sea

Buried/Location Ashes  Presumably buried in the Red Sea, Arabia/ Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 August 1858

VC Presented   February 1859, India


P  Blue plaque, Regis House, Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire

By The Way…

Correct spelling of name is Rosamond

VC Held By




VC 115 VC 117

With 117 Gill and 118 Kirk volunteered to rescue the paymaster with his family and others who were under siege in a detached bungalow and bring them safely into the barracks, whilst under fire from the Sepoys

VC 115
VC 117
Indian Mutiny