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VC171   Joel Holmes

BORN   1821

DIED   27 July 1872  AGE   51

VC Won  25 September 1857  AGE   36

Place VC Won  Char Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Joel Holmes   No.    

VC Issue No.   171   Awards   VC   

Regiment   84th Regiment

Later   York & Lancaster Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Great Comershall, Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Halifax, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  All Souls Cemetery, Boothtown Road, Halifax, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, All Souls Cemetery, Boothtown Road, Halifax, Yorkshire

By The Way…

A nickname of the York & Lancaster Regiment is the “Cat and Cabbages”

VC Held By

York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Brian O'Malley Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England



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