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VC43   Sir Hugh Rowlands

BORN  6 May 1828

DIED   1 August 1909  AGE   81

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 26

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Sir Hugh Rowlands   No.   

VC Issue No.   43   Awards   VC    KCB   CB

Regiment   41st Regiment

Later   Welch Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh - Pending defence cuts

Rank VC Won   Brevet Major

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Plastirion, Llanrug, Gwynedd, Wales

Place Of Death   At his home, Plastirion, Llanrug, Gwynedd, Wales

Buried/Location Ashes  St Michael's Churchyard, Llanrug, Gwynedd, Wales


Date Buried/Cremated   05 August 1909

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   05 August 1857 by Major-General Sir Josias Cloete at Barbados, West Indies


P  Headstone, St Michael's Churchyard, Llanrug, Gwynedd, Wales

Pointed stones in the fields of  Plastirion, Llanrug (erected by his father as a monument to the VC action)

P  Named on framed memorial, Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

General Officers sash, Sword of Honour, Infantry Officers Sword, Undress Forage Cap at the Welch Regiment Museum of the Royal Regiment of Wales, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales

By The Way…

First Welshman to be awarded the VC

Presented with a Mameluke scimitar in 1856 by the people of Caernarfon

Original plan of the Redan at Sebastopol at British Library Maps 148.e.4(22)

VC Held By

Firing Line, Cardiff Museum of the Welsh soldier, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales



VC 42 VC 44

He rescued a colonel of the 47th Regiment who was wounded and lying on the floor surrounded by Russians. He succeeded in bringing the colonel back to British lines.

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Crimean War