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VC239   Thomas Adair Butler

BORN   12 February 1836

DIED   17 May 1901  AGE   65

VC Won  9 March 1858   AGE   22

Place VC Won  Goomtee River, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Thomas Adair Butler   No.    

VC Issue No.   239   Awards   VC   

Regiment   1st European Bengal Fusiliers

Later   Royal Munster Fusiliers

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Soberton, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   Lyndale, Camberley, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Michael's Churchyard, London Road, Camberley, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   6 May 1859

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


P  Headstone, St Michael's Churchyard, London Road, Camberley, Surrey

P  Named on 1st European Bengal Fusiliers (Royal Munster Fusiliers) Memorial at Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

By The Way…

The regiment, The 1st Bengal European Fusiliers, was a private army of the East India Company, transferred into the British army after the mutiny.

VC Held By

Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Surrey, England



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