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VC26   Ambrose Madden

BORN  1820

DIED   1 January 1863  AGE   42

VC Won  26 October 1854  AGE 34

Place VC Won  Little Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Ambrose Madden   No.   550 & 2195          

VC Issue No.   26   Awards   VC   

Regiment   41st Regiment

Later   Welch Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh - Merger pending defence cuts July 2012

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Jamaica

Buried/Location Ashes  Up Park Camp Military Cemetery, Jamaica


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Interred   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   07 August 1857, GOC Jamaica, Major-Genral Edward Bell, Jamaica


P  Named on framed memorial Regimental Chapel, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

By The Way…

Appears to be interred in Up Park Military Camp Cemetery, Jamaica as this was the only 'official' British cemetery at the time

VC Held By

Firing Line, Cardiff Museum of The Welsh Soldier, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales



VC 25 VC 27

As a sergeant major in the 41st regiment, leading a party of men he cut off the enemy, and captured one officer and fourteen privates. Three he captured on his own.

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