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VC291   George Richardson

BORN   1 August 1831

DIED   28 January 1923  AGE   91

VC Won  27 April 1859   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Kewane Trans-Gogra, India

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   George Richardson   No.    4318

VC Issue No.   291   Awards   VC   

Regiment   34th Regiment

Later   Border Regiment

Now   The Duke Of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Derrylane, near Killeshandra, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Place Of Death   Westminster Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Prospect Cemetery, St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   1 February 1923

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Veterans Section 7, Plot 2751

Gazetted   11 November 1859

VC Presented   1860, India


P  Headstone, Prospect Cemetery, St Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Canada

P  Named on an Orange Order memorial bench at Helen's Tower, Ulster Tower, Thiepval, France

P  Name on Victoria Cross memorial, Carlisle Cathedral, Carlisle, Cumbria

Plaque at park northside at 1193 Vankoughnet Road, Vankoughnet, Ontario Canada

By The Way…

His headstone was erected in 1933

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