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VC28   Gerald Littlehales Goodlake

BORN  14 May 1832

DIED   5 April 1890  AGE   57

VC Won  28 October 1854  AGE 22

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Gerald Littlehales Goodlake   No.             

VC Issue No.   28   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Coldstream Guards



Rank VC Won   Bervet Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-General

Place Of Birth   Wadley, near Faringdon, Berkshire, England

Place Of Death   The Fishery, Denham, Middlesex, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Church Hill, Harefield, Middlesex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Church Hill, Harefield, Middlesex

P  Name on “For Valour” memorial, in the cloister, Eton College, Windsor

By The Way…

He was Aids DE Camp to Queen Victoria and on retiring had the rank of Lieutenant-General

VC Held By

Coldstream Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



VC 27 VC 29

Being in charge of the Coldstream Guards Sharpshooters he held his position against a superior force, inflicting serious casualties.  On another occasion capturing an enemy picquet and their equipment.

VC Ephemera

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VC 29
Crimean War

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