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VC66   Hugh Talbot Burgoyne

BORN  17 July 1833

DIED   7 September 1870  AGE   37

VC Won  29 May 1855  AGE 21

Place VC Won  Sea of Azov

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Hugh Talbot Burgoyne  No.   

VC Issue No.   66   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   Bay of Biscay, off Finisterre

Buried/Location Ashes  Lost at sea in Bay of Biscay off Finisterre, Spain


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Named on family grave at East terrace, Brompton Cemetery, London

P  Named on the HMS 'Captain' Memorial St Paul's Cathedral, London

Named on plaque at Westminster Abbey, London

Memorial plaque & window in St Ann's Church, Plymouth Dockyard, Hampshire

By The Way…

Drowned when HMS 'Captain' capsized in storms. The VC lost with the ship

VC Held By

A copy was commissioned by the family but its whereabouts are not known



VC 65 VC 67

With 65 Buckley and 67 Robarts, landed on a beach near Genitchi and set fire to stores and ammunition destined for Sebastopol. An early commando raid.

VC 65
VC 67
Crimean War