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VC159   Philip Salkeld

BORN   13 October 1830

DIED   10 October 1857  AGE   26

VC Won  14 September 1857  AGE   26

Place VC Won  Kashmir Gate, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Philip Salkeld   No.    

VC Issue No.   159   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, Bengal Engineers


Now   Royal Engineers

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Fontmell Magna, Dorset, England

Place Of Death   Delhi, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Old Delhi Military Cemetery (Nicholson Cemetery), Kashmeregate, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Named on officers killed on active service board, Royal Engineers Mueseum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Memorial cross in St Andrews Churchyard, Fontmell Magna, Dorset

P  Salkeld Bridge, Glue Hill, Hazelbury Bryan, near Sturminster Newton, Dorset

P  Memorial at St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, India

Named on Mutiny Memorial on Delhi Ridge, India

Named on Kashmir Gate Memorial, Delhi, India

By The Way…

Educated at Kings College School with 155 Shebbeare, and won the Victoria Cross on the same day as Shebbeare

VC Held By

Not known



VC 158 VC 160

VC 158
VC 160

Thank you to Paul Watkins for photos of St Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, India

Indian Mutiny