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VC123   Thomas Hancock

BORN   July 1823

DIED   12 March 1871  AGE   47

VC Won  19 June 1857  AGE 33

Place VC Won  Siege of Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Thomas Hancock  No.   

VC Issue No.   123   Awards   VC   

Regiment   9th Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Kensington, London, England

Place Of Death   Westminster Workhouse, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   20 March 1871

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Compartment AG, Common grave 306

Gazetted   15 January 1858

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton London

By The Way…

New headstone marking the unmarked grave unvieled October 2011 on the instigation of Mr Brian Horton

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After an engagement with the enemy, at the Siege of Delhi, Hancock, together with 124 Purcell, remained with a wounded officer until he was put on a horse and brought to safety. All the while under heavy fire

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