Place Of Birth Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon, England
Place Of Death Savernake, Wiltshire, England
Buried/Location Ashes Savernake Christchurch, Cadley, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 24 February 1857
VC Presented 26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England
P Headstone, Savernake Christchurch, Cadley, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
(Savernake church was deconsecrated, is now a private house)
P Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London
P Plaque by war memorial Abbotsham Nr Bideford, Devon
By The Way…
Real name McArthur
His VC was sold for £47 in 1902
VC Held By
Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England
Even though he was in the artillery and was on duty at a magazine, he left his post to carry ammunition to the infantry after an attack on the quarries, whilst under heavy fire. He also formed part of a spiking party at the assault on the redan.