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VC25   Charles Wooden

BORN  24 March 1829

DIED   24 April 1876  AGE   47

VC Won  26 October 1854  AGE 25

Place VC Won  Balaclava, Crimea (retreat of the Light Brigade)

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Charles Wooden   No.             

VC Issue No.   25   Awards   VC   

Regiment   17th (Duke of Cambridge’s Own) Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant & Quartermaster

Place Of Birth   Germany

Place Of Death   Dover, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St James’s Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   26 April 1876

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section KG, Grave 8-C

Gazetted   26 October 1858

VC Presented   February 1859, India


P  Headstone at St James’s Cemetery, Old Charlton Road, Dover, Kent, England

By The Way…

Accidentally shot himself dead in an attempt to shoot out an aching tooth

VC Held By

Queen’s Royal Lancers Regiment Museum, Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Thoresby, Newark, Lincolnshire



VC 24 VC 26

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Together with surgeon Mouat helped to save the life of a lieutenant colonel he was badly injured after the charge of the light brigade.

VC 24
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Crimean War