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VC262   Samuel Morley

BORN   December 1829

DIED   16 June 1888  AGE   58

VC Won  15 April 1858   AGE   28

Place VC Won  Azimgurh

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Samuel Morley   No.    201

VC Issue No.   262   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Military Train, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Army Service Corps

Now   Royal Logistic Corps

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 13 Garnet Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Nottingham General Cemetery, Canning Circus, Alfreton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   19 June 1888

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 9726

Gazetted   7 August 1860

VC Presented   09 November 1860 by Queen Victoria at Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Nottingham General Cemetery, Canning Circus, Alfreton Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Named on Nottinghamshire Victoria Cross memorial, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Plaque at Grange Hall, Vicarage Lane, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire

By The Way…

Headstone erected by public subscription in 1890's

Internment certificate records that he was 56, headstone also shows age as 56

Successfully recommended himself for the VC after learning that Farrier Murphy had been awarded it for the same action

VC Held By

Royal Logistic Corps Museum, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey, England



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