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VC347  Walter Richard Pollock Hamilton

BORN   18 August 1856

DIED   3 September 1879  AGE   23

VC Won  2 April 1879   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Futtehabad

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   Walter Richard Pollock Hamilton   No.    

VC Issue No.   347   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, Bengal Staff Corps & Corps of Guides


Now   The Guides Cavalry (Frontier Force) Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Place Of Death   Kabul, Afghanistan

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown in Kabul, Afghanistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   1 September 1879

VC Presented   No presentation


Memorial window & plaque, St Canice's Cathedral, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Memorial, Inistioge Church, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

P  Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral, London

Plaque, Sanctum Crypt, St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London

Statue at the National Army Museum, Chelsea, London

P  Memorial at Felsted School, Essex

Memorial at Horse Show Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

Name on Guide's Memorial Gate, Mardan, Afghanistan

Memorial at Christ Church, Rawalpindi, Pujab, Pakistan

By The Way…

The statue at the National Army Museum, London was previously at the National Museum, Kildare Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

His Victoria Cross Award was backdated to 1st September 1879, two days before his death

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Second Afghan War

Thank you to Jules Wallis, Archivist at Felsted School for photo of their Plaque