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VC219   Sir Nowell Salmon

BORN   20 February 1835

DIED   14 February 1912  AGE   76

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   22

Place VC Won  Shah Najaf Mosque, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Nowell Salmon   No.    

VC Issue No.   219   Awards   VC   GCB

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Admiral

Place Of Birth   Swarraton, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 44 Clarence Parade, Soutsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Peter's Churchyard, Botley Road, Curdridge, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St Peter's Churchyard, Botley Road, Curdridge, Hampshire

Memorial at St Anne's Church, Portsmouth Dockyard, Hampshire

P  Name on Victoria Cross Memorial, Marlborough College, Wiltshire

P  Memorial window at St Peter's Church, Curdridge, Hampshire

P  Memorial plaque St Michael and All Saints Chapel, Marlborough College, Wiltshire

P  Name on Victoria Cross memorial Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire       

By The Way…

Joined the navy as a cadet in 1847 becoming admiral of the fleet in 1899.

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 218 VC 220

VC 218
VC 220

VC Ephemera

Indian Mutiny

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

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