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VC226   Thomas Bernard Hackett

BORN   15 June 1836

DIED   5 October 1880  AGE   44

VC Won  18 November 1857   AGE   21

Place VC Won  Secundra Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Thomas Bernard Hackett   No.    

VC Issue No.   226   Awards   VC   

Regiment   23rd Regiment

Later   Royal Welch Fusiliers

Now   The Royal Welsh

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Moor Park, Co. Offaly or Riverstown, Co. Tipperary, Co. Offaly or Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Place Of Death   Near Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Lockeen Churchyard, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   8 October 1880

Headstone   Headstone (broken and lying flat)   Plot/Grave no.   Marshall Family Vault

Gazetted   12 April 1859

VC Presented   May 1860, Commander in Chief India, Lord Clyde, Lucknow, India


Headstone, Lockeen Churchyard, Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Memorial window in Riverstown Church, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

P  Hackett Court, Wrexham, Wales

P  VC street name plaque, Hightown, Wrexham

By The Way…

Whilst on a partridge shoot near Arrabeg on 4 October the trigger of his shotgun caught on a dense thicket, causing the gun to go off and mortally wound him, inquest returned verdict of 'accidental death'

Place of birth not known but records show that family resided at Moor Park and King's County

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Indian Mutiny