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VC62   Robert Humpston

BORN  1832

DIED   22 December 1884  AGE   52

VC Won  22 April 1855  AGE 23

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Robert Humpston  No.   2638

VC Issue No.   62   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Derby, Derbyshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 45 Dencomb Street, Derby, Derbyshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Nottingham General Cemetery, Waverley Street, Nottinghamshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   26 December 1884

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Common Ground, Grave 02726

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery, Waverley Street, Nottinghamshire, England

P  Named on Nottinghamshire VC memorial, Nottingham Castle

P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

By The Way…

Headstone unveiled September 2007

VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



VC 61 VC 63

With 63 Bradshaw, attacked and captured a rifle pit held by the Russians that overlooked a new battery that was under construction.

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