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VC42   Thomas Reeves

BORN  1828

DIED   4 August 1862  AGE   34

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 26

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Thomas Reeves   No.   

VC Issue No.   42   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy (Naval Brigade)



Rank VC Won   Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Captain of the Foretop

Place Of Birth   Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   King Street, Portsea Island, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Portsea General Cemetery (now Continental Ferry Port), Wharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   09 August 1862

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   Grave 57-70

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Plaque at P & O Terminal Building, Mile End Gardens (formally Portsea General Cemetery), Portsmouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

Due to the expansion of Portsmouth harbour the cemetery was covered over by a new ferry port. Most of the graves were relocated but not Reeves

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 41 VC 43

At the Battle of Inkerman, when the Lancaster Battery they were serving, was attacked by a large enemy force, they mounted the parapet. Using their guns and the guns of the wounded, they fended off the attack.

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