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VC1138    Thomas Caldwell

Name   Thomas Caldwell   No.      

VC Issue No.   1138   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Scots Fusiliers, 12th Battalion

Later   Royal Highland Fusiliers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rank VC Won    Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Company Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Carluke, Strathclyde, Scotland

Place Of Death   Adelaide, South Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Centennial Park Crematorium, Adelaide, Australia

Cremated   Centennial Park Crematorium, Adelaide, South Australia

Date Buried/Cremated   12 June 1969

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Wall 104, Row E, Niche 12

Gazetted    6 January 1919

VC Presented   8 May 1919 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Memorial Plaque, Wall 104, Row E, Niche 12,  Centennial Park Crematorium, Adelaide, SA, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Archway, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Stained Glass Window, Lifestyles Centre, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

P  Caldwell Road, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Paving Stone, Market Place, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

P  Town Sign, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland

By The Way…

Emigrated to Australia in 1927, dying there in 1969

VC Held By

Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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BORN   10 February 1894

DIED   6 June 1969   AGE   75

VC Won   31 October 1918    AGE    24

Place VC Won   Near Audenarde, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1918

The First World War