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VC65   Cecil William Buckley

BORN  7 October 1830

DIED   7 December 1872  AGE   42

VC Won  29 May 1855  AGE 24

Place VC Won  Sea of Azov

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Cecil William Buckley  No.   

VC Issue No.   65   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Commander

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Patricroft, Lancashire

Place Of Death   Funchal, Madeira

Buried/Location Ashes  English Cemetery, Funchal, Madeira


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 534

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   1857, CO HMS Merlin, West Africa


P  Headstone, English Cemetery, Funchal, Madeira

P  Named on memorial plaque English church, Funchal, Maderia - unveiled 26 February 2007

P  Named on family tomb at St Peter's Churchyard, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

First VC recipient to be gazetted

VC Held By

HM Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, London, England



VC 64 VC 66

With 66 Burgoyne and 67 Robarts, landed on a beach near Genitchi and set fire to stores and ammunition destined for Sebastopol. He repeated this operation with 68 Cooper at Taganrog.

VC 64
VC 66

Thank you to Neil Eggleton for photos in Madeira

Crimean War