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VC122   Thomas Cadell

BORN   5 September 1835

DIED   6 April 1919  AGE   83

VC Won  12 June 1857  AGE 21

Place VC Won  Siege of Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Thomas Cadell  No.   

VC Issue No.   122   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   2nd Bengal European Fusiliers

Later   Royal Munster Fusiliers

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth  Cockenzie, East Lothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Edinburgh, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes  Tranent Parish Churchyard, Dovecot Brae, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   10 April 1919

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family vault

Gazetted   29 April 1862

VC Presented   29 December 1862, Brigadier-General James Travers VC, Bhopal, India


P  Headstone, Tranent Parish Churchyard, Dovecot Brae, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Memorial plaque in Chalmers Memorial Church, Port Seton, East Lothian, Scotland

Named on wife's headstone at Tranent Parish Churchyard, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

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Cousin of (134) Samuel Hill Lawrence VC

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VC 121 VC 123

At the siege of Delhi on two separate occasions he went out and brought in wounded soldiers. Who had they been left, would have met certain death. All the while under heavy fire

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