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VC154   William Sutton

BORN   1830

DIED   16 February 1888  AGE   58

VC Won  13 September 1857  AGE   

Place VC Won  Delhi, India

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Sutton   No.       ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   154   Awards   VC   

Regiment   60th Rifles, 1st Battalion

Later   King's Royal Rifle Corps

Now   2nd & 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Bugler

Rank End Of Career   Bugler

Place Of Birth   Ightham, near Sevenoaks, Kent England

Place Of Death   Malling, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St Peter's Parish Churchyard, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   20 February 1888

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   20 January 1860

VC Presented   9th November 1860 by Queen Victoria at Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Plaque in St Peter's Parish Church, Fen Pond Road, Ightham, Kent

By The Way…

Original VC lost, replacement purchased by Sutton 20 January 1872

VC Held By

Royal Green Jackets Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



VC 153 VC 155

Gallant conduct having the previous night volunteered to reconnoitre the breach, during the attack he advanced from the trench and killed an enemy bugler who was in the act of sounding.

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