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VC125   Samuel Turner

BORN   February 1826

DIED   13 June 1868  AGE   42

VC Won  19 June 1857  AGE  31

Place VC Won  Siege of Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Samuel Turner  No.   

VC Issue No.   125   Awards   VC   

Regiment   60th Rifles, 1st Battalion

Later   King's Royal Rifle Corps

Now   The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Witnesham, near Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Place Of Death   Meerut, India

Buried/Location Ashes  St John's Cemetery, Meerut Cantonment, Utter Pradesh, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Unmarked grave    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   20 January 1860

VC Presented   December 1860, Simla, North West Frontier, India


By The Way…

Shares the same cemetery as 213 Hill - Both unmarked

VC Held By




VC 124 VC 126

After an engagement with the enemy at the Siege of Delhi Samuel Turner lifted and carried on his shoulders a mortally wounded officer. During this action he was severely wounded by a sword cut to his arm

VC 124
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