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VC142   Richard Wadeson

BORN   31 July 1826

DIED   24 January 1885  AGE   58

VC Won  18 July 1857  AGE 30  

Place VC Won  Subzee Mundi, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Richard Wadeson   No.   

VC Issue No.   142   Awards   VC   

Regiment   75th Regiment

Later   Gordon Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Lancaster, Lancaster, England

Place Of Death  Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, England

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


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Compartment E

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented  1857, India


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

P  Plaque at Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London

By The Way…

He was Lieutenant- Governor of the Royal Hospital from 1881-1885

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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During actions around Delhi on 18th July 1857, he saved the lives of two private soldiers on two separate occasions in one to one combat with the enemy

VC Ephemera

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Thank you to Paul Watkins for the photo of the Plaque at Royal Hospital, Chelsea

Indian Mutiny