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VC258   William Napier

BORN   1828

DIED   2 June 1908  AGE   80

VC Won  6 April 1858   AGE   30

Place VC Won  Azimgurh

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Napier   No.    

VC Issue No.   258   Awards   VC   

Regiment   13th Regiment

Later   Somerset Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Bingley, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Rochester, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Bendigo Public Cemetery, Carpenter Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   1862, India


Headstone, Bendigo Public Cemetery, Carpenter Street, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Napier Close, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, Bradford, West Yorkshire

By The Way…

He was discharged from the army in December 1862, he arrived in Australia the next month to start a new life.

VC Held By

Somerset Light Infantry Regiment, Somerset Military Museum, County Museum, The Castle, Taunton, Somerset, England



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