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VC57   Frederick Cockayne Elton

BORN  23 April 1832

DIED   24 March 1888  AGE   55

VC Won  29 March 1855  AGE 22

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Frederick Cockayne Elton  No.   

VC Issue No.   57   Awards   VC    

Regiment   55th Regiment

Later   Border Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Brevet Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   The Manor House, Whitestaunton, Chard, Somerset, England

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St Andrew's Parish Churchyard, Whitestaunton, Somerset, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   July 1857, GOC Gibraltar, Lieutenant-General Sir J Fergusson, Gibraltar


P  Headstone, St Andrew's Parish Churchyard, Whitestaunton, Somerset, England

P  Bronze plaque in St Andrew's Parish Church, Whitestaunton, Somerset

P  Named on VC memorial plaque at Carlisle Cathedral, Cumbria

By The Way…

The 55th Regiment amalgamated with the Border Regiment in 1881

VC Held By

Border Regiment Museum, Queen Mary's Tower, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria, England



VC 56 VC 58

He was awarded for three occasions; 29th March 1855 for driving off the Russian who were destroying some newly completed positions. 7th June 1855 being first out of the trench, leading by example, at a position known as the quarries. 4th August 1855, aain by example, digging defences under heavy fire at the quarries.

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