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VC208   Alfred Kirke Ffrench

BORN   25 February 1835

DIED   29 December 1872  AGE   37

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   22

Place VC Won  Secundra Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Alfred Kirke Ffrench   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   208   Awards   VC   

Regiment   53rd Regiment

Later   King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Now   3rd  and 5th Battlions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Meerut, India

Place Of Death   Manor House, Chiswick, London, England

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


Date Buried/Cremated   04 January 1873

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Compartment AD, Grave 69995

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   -


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

P  Plaque at St Chad's Church, Shrewsbury, Shropshire   

P  Named on V.C. Honours board, Hounslow Civic Centre, West London   

By The Way…

The Secundra Bagh, was a villa with a garden wall used as a defensive position by the mutineers.

VC Held By

King's Shropshire Light Infantry Museum, The Castle, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England



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