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VC166   Sir Edward Talbot Thackeray

BORN   19 October 1836

DIED   3 September 1927  AGE   90

VC Won  16 September 1857  AGE   22

Place VC Won  Delhi Magazine

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Edward Talbot Thackeray   No.    

VC Issue No.   166   Awards   VC   KCB

Regiment   Bengal Engineers


Now   Royal Engineers

Rank VC Won   Second Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, England

Place Of Death   Garassio, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes   Cimitero Inglese, via Al Campo Santa, Bordighera, Italy


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 228

Gazetted   29 April 1862

VC Presented   July 1862 by Major-General Hon A A Dalzell at Dover, Kent, England


P  Headstone, Cimitero Inglese, via Al Campo Santa, Bordighera, Italy

P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Named on VC Memorial, Marlborough College, Wiltshire

By The Way…

Chief Commissioner of the Order of St John in 1893

VC Held By

National Museum of Military History, Johannesburg, South Africa



VC 165 VC 167

VC 165
VC 167

Thank you to Terry Rogers, honorary archivist, for access to Marlborough College

Indian Mutiny