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VC248   David Rushe

BORN   28 April 1827

DIED   6 November 1886  AGE   59

VC Won  19 March 1858   AGE   30

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   David Rushe   No.    

VC Issue No.   248   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   Woburn, Bedfordshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Parish Church of All Saints Churchyard, The Causeway, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

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


P  Plaque at Parish Church of All Saints, The Causeway, Marlow, Buckinghamshire (unveiled in 1994, shows name as Rush)

By The Way…

His medal was sold by his widow, but was bought back by the Rushe family in 1959. They have now loaned it to the Lancers Museum Derby

VC Held By

Held by family, loaned to 9th / 12th Royal Lancers Derby Museum & Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby, Derbyshire, England



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