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VC225   Charles Pye

BORN   September 1820

DIED   12 July 1876  AGE   56

VC Won  17 November 1857   AGE   37

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Charles Pye   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   225   Awards   VC   

Regiment   53rd Regiment

Later   King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battlions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Forebridge, Staffordshire, England

Place Of Death   Kirkstall, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Tower Hill Cemetery, Princes Road, Koroit, Victoria, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   1859, India


Headstone, Tower Hill Cemetery, Princes Road, Koroit, Victoria, Australia

Plaque on memorial clock, Mill Street, Stafford, Staffordshire

Named On Wifes Grave, Mangere Lawn Cemetery, Auckland, New Zealand

By The Way…

Baptised on 24 September 1820

Died whilst visiting relatives, he lived in New Zealand

VC Held By

Auckland Institute & Museum, New Zealand



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