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VC39   Anthony Palmer

BORN  10 March 1819

DIED   12 December 1892  AGE   73

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 35

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Anthony Palmer   No.   3571

VC Issue No.   39   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Somerford, near Brereton Green, Congleton, Cheshire, England

Place Of Death   Crumpsall Hospital, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Heywood Cemetery, Rochdale Road East, Rochdale, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   General Section E, Grave 183

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Heywood Cemetery, Rochdale Road East, Rochdale, Lancashire

P  Plaque on Cemetery Chapel wall, Heywood Cemetery, Rochdale, Lancashire (1992)

Painting at Officers Mess, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London

Pte Anthony Palmer VC Way, Heywood, Gtr Manchester

By The Way…

VC stolen during a bar brawl, replacement given on Queen Victoria's instruction, original later recovered

Reduced from Corporal to Private three times

VC Held By

Grenadier Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



VC 38 VC 40

He was first to volunteer to dislodge a party of Russians from a position known as sandbag battery, which they secured. Also finding time to save the colours and Major Sir Charles Russell.

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