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VC254   Joseph Charles Brennan

BORN   August 1836

DIED   24 September 1872  AGE   36

VC Won  3 April 1858   AGE   21

Place VC Won  Jhansi Fort

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Joseph Charles Brennan   No.    

VC Issue No.   254   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery


Now   Royal Artillery

Rank VC Won   Bombardier

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   St Probus, Truro, Cornwall, England

Place Of Death   Elham, Folkestone, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Shorncliffe Millitary Cemetery (Garrison Cemetery), Sandy Lane, Sandgate, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   26 September 1872

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section F

Gazetted   11 November 1859

VC Presented   20 April 1860, Gwalior, India


P  Headstone, Shorncliffe Millitary Cemetery (Garrison Cemetery), Sandy Lane, Sandgate, Kent

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Folkstone Victoria Cross memorial, Tower of Christchurch, Sandgate Road, Folkstone, Kent

By The Way…

Headstone erected 1995 by the Royal Regiment of Artillery, not on exact location of grave

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