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VC111   William Thomas Rickard

BORN   10 February 1828

DIED   21 February 1905  AGE   77

VC Won  11 October 1855  AGE 27

Place VC Won  Putrid Sea, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   William Thomas Rickard  No.   

VC Issue No.   111   Awards   VC   CGM

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Quartermaster

Rank End Of Career   Chief Officer of the Coast Guards

Place Of Birth   Stoke Damerel, near Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England

Place Of Death   Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Town Cemetery, West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Old Section, Grave 2456

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   July 1857, CO HMS Weser, Commander Johnstone


P  Headstone, Town Cemetery, West Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

By The Way…

Grave refurbished 2010

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 110 VC 112

With 110 Commerell, landed a small boat and proceeded to set fire to over 400 tons of corn and forage. Narrowly escaping capture by mounted Cossacks who were alerted by the burning stores

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