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VC283   Charles Anderson

BORN   1827

DIED   19 April 1899  AGE   73

VC Won  8 October 1858   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Jamo, near Sundeela, Oudh

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Charles Anderson   No.    875

VC Issue No.   283   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)


Now   1st The Queens Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Seaham Harbour, Co. Durham, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Princess Road Cemetery, Princess Road, Seaham Harbour, County Durham, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section A, Grave 1271

Gazetted   11 November 1862

VC Presented   05 January 1863, Commander in Chief India, Sir Hugh Rose, Benares, India


P  Headstone, Princess Road Cemetery, Princess Road, Seaham Harbour, County Durham, England

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool        

Name on Victoria Cross memorial, Liverpool Town Hall, Liverpool

By The Way…

Queen's Dragoon Guards Museum held what was believed to be Anderson's VC for many years, it was a copy, they eventually obtained the original

VC Held By

1st Queen's Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales



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