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VC285   Sir Evelyn Wood

BORN   9 February 1838

DIED   2 December 1919  AGE   81

VC Won  19 October 1858   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Sinwaho and Sindhora

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Evelyn Wood   No.    

VC Issue No.   285   Awards   VC   GCB   GCMG

Regiment   17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers


Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Field Marshal

Place Of Birth   All Saints Vicarage, Cressing, Essex, England

Place Of Death   Harlow, Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Aldershot Military Cemetery, Ordnance Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section V, Grave 1402

Gazetted   4 September 1860

VC Presented   Registered post


P  Headstone, Aldershot Military Cemetery, Ordnance Road, Aldershot, Hampshire

P  Marble memorial at St Paul's Cathedral, London

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire

P  Memorial at Marlborough College Chapel, Wiltshire

P  Plaque at St Mary's Church, Old Harlow, Essex

P  Sir Evelyn Wood pub, Widford Road, Widford, near Chelmsford, Essex

P  Evelyn Wood Road, Aldershot, Surrey

P  Evelyn Woods Road, North Camp, Farnborough, Hampshire

Plaque at All Saints Church & Evelyn Wood Road, Cressing, Essex.  

P  Name on V C memorial Royal Naval & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire             

By The Way…

Christened as Henry Evelyn Wood

Presented with a Sword of Honour by the County of Essex at Chelmsford on 14 October 1879

VC Held By

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



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