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VC67   John Robarts

BORN  1818

DIED   17 October 1888  AGE   70

VC Won  29 May 1855  AGE 37

Place VC Won  Sea of Azov

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Robarts  No.   

VC Issue No.   67   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Gunner

Rank End Of Career   Gunner

Place Of Birth   Chacewater, near Redruth, Cornwall, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Providence House, Castle Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   22 October 1888

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   I North Wall, Row 1, Grave 16

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone, Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England

P  Memorial Stone, Village Hall, Chacewater, Cornwall

By The Way…

Was gunner from the ship HMS Ardent

VC Held By

Sold at auction believed to be in private hands



VC 66 VC 68

With 65 Buckley and 66 Burgoyne, landed on a beach near Genitchi and set fire to stores and ammunition destined for Sebastopol. An early commando raid.

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