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VC233   David Spence

BORN   1818

DIED   17 April 1877  AGE   78

VC Won  17 January 1858   AGE   40

Place VC Won  Shunsabad

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   David Spence   No.    

VC Issue No.   233   Awards   VC   

Regiment   9th Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Troop Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Regimental Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Inverkeithing, Fife, Scotland

Place Of Death   5 Meadow Place, Lambeth, South London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road, Tooting, South London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   21 April 1877

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 175 A2

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   04 January 1860, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


By The Way…

In later life he became a yeoman of the guard

VC Held By

9th / 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's), Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, England



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