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VC253   Frederick Whirlpool

BORN   1829

DIED   24 June 1899  AGE   70

VC Won  3 April 1858   AGE   29

Place VC Won  Jhansi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Frederick Whirlpool   No.    

VC Issue No.   253   Awards   VC   

Regiment   3rd Bombay European Regiment

Later   Prince of Wales Leinster Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, McGrath's Hill, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Windsor Presbyterian Cemetery, Church Street, Windsor, NSW, Australia.


Date Buried/Cremated   26 June 1899

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   21 October 1859

VC Presented   20 June 1861, Lady Barkley, Melbourne Domain, Australia


P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool

Name on Victoria Cross memorial, Liverpool town hall, Liverpool

By The Way…

Born Frederick Conker, changed to Whirpool to enlist, later changed to Frederick Humphrey James by deed poll

Lived as a hermit at time of death, buried under name of Whirpool

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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