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VC78   Thomas Esmonde

BORN   25 May 1829

DIED   14 January 1873  AGE   43

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE  26

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Thomas Esmonde   No.   

VC Issue No.   78   Awards   VC    

Regiment   18th Regiment

Later   Royal Irish Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Pembrokestown, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Place Of Death   Bruges, Belgium

Buried/Location Ashes  Town Cemetery, Brugs-Kerkhofstraat, Bruges, Brugge, Belgium


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 4, Grave 55

Gazetted   25 September 1857

VC Presented   02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, Town Cemetery, Brugs-Kerkhofstraat, Bruges, Brugge, Belgium

By The Way…

Great-uncle of (1199) Eugene Kingsmill Esmonde VC

VC Held By

Imperial war museum, London



VC 77 VC 79

After an attack on the Redan he spent a considerable time rescuing numerous wounded personnel whilst under heavy fire. Three days later he extinguished a fireball that threatened to give a position away to the enemy

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