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VC164   Herbert Taylor Reade

BORN   2 September 1828

DIED   23 June 1897  AGE   68

VC Won  14 September 1857  AGE   28

Place VC Won  Siege of Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Herbert Taylor Reade   No.    

VC Issue No.   164   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   61st Regiment

Later   Gloucestershire Regiment

Now   1st Battalion The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Surgeon-General

Place Of Birth   Perth, Upper Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   Sunnylands, Surrey Park Gardens, Bath, Somerset, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Locksbrook Cemetery, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, Somerset, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot H, Grave 1687

Gazetted   5 February 1861

VC Presented   July 1862, Governor of Jersey, Major-General Sir R Douglas


P  Headstone, Locksbrook Cemetery, Upper Bristol Road, Bath, Somerset, England

Memorial plaque at Royal Canadian Legion, Beckwith Street East, Perth, Ontario, Canada

P  Plaque National Memorial Arboretum, Alrews, Staffordshire

By The Way…

After he left the forces he became surgeon to Queen Victoria

VC Held By

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, Custom House, Gloucester Docks, Gloucester



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