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VC386   Richard Kirby Ridgeway

BORN   18 August 1848

DIED   11 October 1924  AGE   76

VC Won  22 November 1879   AGE   31

Place VC Won   Khonoma, Eastern Frontier, India

War/Campaign  Second Naga Hills Expedition

Name   Richard Kirby Ridgeway   No.    

VC Issue No.   386   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   Bengal Staff Corps & 44th Gurkha Rifles



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland

Place Of Death   Grand Hotel, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Lawnswood Crematorium, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Cremated   Lawnswood Crematorium, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Date Buried/Cremated   15 October 1924

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   Copse near Columbarium (area since cleared)

Gazetted   11 May 1880

VC Presented   Registered post to Ireland as he was unable to attend presentation due to wounds received


By The Way…

Retired from the army in 1906, with the rank of Colonel

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