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VC298   Nathaniel Godolphin Burslem

BORN   2 February 1837

DIED   July 1865  AGE   28

VC Won  21 August 1860   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Taku Forts, China

War/Campaign  Third China War

Name   Nathaniel Godolphin Burslem   No.    

VC Issue No.   298   Awards   VC   

Regiment   67th Regiment

Later   Hampshire Regiment

Now   Princess Of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Place Of Death   Thames River, where River Waihou enters Firth of Thames, near Auckland, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Location Unknown - New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   13 August 1861

VC Presented   September 1862, GOC Canada, Major-General Sir W Williams, Montreal, Canada


P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Serles House, Winchester, Hampshire

By The Way…

When he drowned in a boating accident, it is still not certain wether a body was recovered or not, so there is no grave

VC Held By

Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Serle's House, Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England



VC 297 VC 299 Taku Forts

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