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VC30   William Stanlake

BORN  1830

DIED   24 April 1904  AGE   73

VC Won  October 1854  AGE 24

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   William Stanlake   No.   3968          

VC Issue No.   30   Awards   VC   DCM

Regiment   Coldstream Guards



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Uppacott Farm, Halwill, near Okehampton, Devon, England

Place Of Death   Blue Anchor Lane, Camberwell, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Camberwell Old Cemetery, Forest Hill Road, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   30 April 1904

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 62, Grave 19075

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   July 1857


P  Headstone, Camberwell Old Cemetery, Forest Hill Road, London (Headstone erected 1987)

By The Way…

Baptised Stanlake, attested Stanlack and gazetted Stanlock

VC Held By

Coldstream Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



VC 29 VC 31

When serving as a sharpshooter he volunteered to crawl up to the Russian lines.  Being six yards from a Russian sentry he spied out the land, to enable his comrades to launch a surprise attack.

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