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VC194   Patrick McHale

BORN   1826

DIED   26 October 1866  AGE   40

VC Won  2 October 1857   AGE   31

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Patrick McHale   No.    

VC Issue No.   194   Awards   VC   

Regiment   5th Regiment

Later   Northumberland Fusiliers

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Killala, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Place Of Death   Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Shorncliffe Millitary Cemetery (Garrison Cemetery), Sandy Lane, Folkestone, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section I - Upper Right

Gazetted   19 June 1860

VC Presented   12 December 1860, Lady Hersey, Fort William, Calcutta, India


P  Headstone, Shorncliffe Millitary Cemetery (Garrison Cemetery), Sandy Lane, Folkestone, Kent

P  Named on Folkstone Victoria Cross Memorial Tower of Christchurch, Sandgate Road, Folkstone, Kent

By The Way…

The nickname for the Northumberland Fusiliers was The Fighting 5th

VC Held By

Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, The Abbot's Tower, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England



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