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VC259   Patrick Carlin

BORN   1832

DIED   11 May 1895  AGE   62

VC Won  6 April 1858   AGE   26

Place VC Won  Azimgurh

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Patrick Carlin   No.    

VC Issue No.   259   Awards   VC   

Regiment   13th Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Somerset Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Belfast, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Old City Hospital, part of Union Infirmary Workhouse, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Friar's Bush Roman Catholic Cemetery, Stranmillis Road, Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 October 1858

VC Presented   29 June 1858 by Commander in Chief India, General Sir Colin Campbell at Allahabad, India


By The Way…

There are still concerns over his exact burial site, so no memorial stone can be erected

VC Held By

Somerset Light Infantry Regiment, Somerset Military Museum, County Museum, The Castle, Taunton, Somerset, England



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