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VC113   William Raynor

BORN   July 1795

DIED   13 December 1860  AGE   65

VC Won  11 May 1857  AGE  61

Place VC Won  Delhi Magazine

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Raynor  No.   

VC Issue No.   113   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Bengal Veteran Establishment



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Plumtree, near Keyworth, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   Ferozepore, Punjab, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Ferozepore Civil Cemetery, India


Date Buried/Cremated   14 December 1860

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 358

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   1858, India


Headstone, Ferozepore Civil Cemetery, India

Named on tablet over the gateway at Delhi Magazine Memorial, Delhi, India

P  Named on Nottinghamshire VC memorial, Nottingham Castle

P  Brass plaque church notice board, St Mary’s church, Plumtree, Nottinghamshire

P  Raynors cottages, Church Hill, Plumtree, Nottinghamshire

By The Way…

Oldest person to be awarded the VC at the age of 61

VC Held By

Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey, England



VC 112 VC 114 Indian Mutiny

At the start of the Mutiny the mutineers made straight for the Delhi Magazine. Rayner with 112 Forrest and 114 Buckley, defended the magazine against overwhelming odds. With no ammunition to hand and no relief on the horizon, they decided to blow the magazine

VC 112
VC 114