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VC157   Robert Hawthorne

BORN   1822

DIED   2 February 1879  AGE   56

VC Won  14 September 1857  AGE   35

Place VC Won  Kashmir Gate, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Robert Hawthorne   No.    

VC Issue No.   157   Awards   VC   

Regiment   52nd Regiment

Later   Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

Now   2nd & 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Bugler

Rank End Of Career   Bugler

Place Of Birth   Maghera, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 1 Huntingdon Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Ardwick Cemetery (now Nicholls Field), Devonshire Street North, Manchester, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   Plot I, Grave 32291 (Plan 38)

Gazetted   27 April 1858

VC Presented   


P  Named on plaque at Ardwick Cemetery, Manchester, Lancashire

Named on Kashmir Gate Memorial, Delhi, India

Hawthorne Road, Maghera, Co Derry, Northern Ireland

Hawthorne Avenue, Maghera, Co Derry, Northern Ireland

Hawthorne Crescent, Maghera, Co Derry, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

Headstone removed in 1950's when cemetery was levelled

Gazetted as 'Hawthorn'

VC Held By

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



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