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VC266   William Martin Cafe

BORN   23 March 1826

DIED   6 August 1906  AGE   80

VC Won  15 April 1858   AGE   32

Place VC Won  Fort Ruhya

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Martin Cafe   No.    

VC Issue No.   266   Awards   VC   

Regiment   56th Bengal Native Infantry


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 16 Wetherby Place, South Kensington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, West London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Compartment 5 East

Gazetted   17 February 1860

VC Presented   December 1860, India


P  Headstone, Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, West London

By The Way…

The gravestone originally had stained glass in the circle on the cross, but has long since gone.

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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