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VC64   Thomas de Courcy Hamilton

BORN  20 July 1825

DIED   3 March 1908  AGE   82

VC Won  11 May 1855  AGE 29

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Thomas de Courcy Hamilton  No.   

VC Issue No.   64   Awards   VC    

Regiment   68th Regiment

Later   Durham Light Infantry

Now   The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Stranraer, Scotland

Place Of Death   Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Cheltenham Cemetery, Bouncers Lane, Gloucestershire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section L, Grave 1143

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   22 July 1857, GOC Ionian, Major-General Sir George Butler, Corfu


P  Headstone, Cheltenham Cemetery, Bouncers Lane, Gloucestershire, England

P  Named on memorial & Regimental colour at Garrison Church of St George, Whittington Barracks, Tamworth Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire

P  Named on For Valour Stone, Durham Light Infantry Museum, Durham

By The Way…

The name de Courcy, was added from the Lord Kingsale, his mothers maiden name

VC Held By

Not known



VC 63 VC 65

During the nigh, the Russians led an assault and captured a battery. Hamilton with a smaller force, charged and regained the position.

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