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VC176   Sir William Olpherts

BORN   8 March 1822

DIED   30 April 1902  AGE   80

VC Won  25 September 1857   AGE   35

Place VC Won  Relief of Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir William Olpherts   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   176   Awards   VC   GCB

Regiment   Bengal Artillery


Now   Royal Artillery

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Dartrey Lodge, Blackwatertown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 'Wood House', Hamlet Road, Crystal Palace, Upper Norwood, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Richmond Cemetery, Lower Grove Road, Richmond, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   03 May 1902

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section N, Grave 1953

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   04 May 1859, Major-General Sir S J Cotton, Lucknow, India


P  Headstone, Richmond Cemetery, Lower Grove Road, Richmond, Surrey, England

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Named on Memorial Board, Old College, Royal Military College, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey

By The Way…

Headstone refurbished in 2008

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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