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VC98   Daniel Cambridge

BORN   1820

DIED   12 June 1882  AGE   62

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE  35

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Daniel Cambridge  No.   

VC Issue No.   98   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery



Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Master Gunner

Place Of Birth   Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 32 Frederick Place, Plumstead, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  The Parish and Ancient Church of St Nicholas Churchyard, St Nicholas Road, Plumstead, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 June 1857

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


P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Plaque Royal Artillery Section, National Memorial Arborstum, Alrewas, Staffs

Plaque and display Carrie Fergus Mue, Cambridge Close, Carrickfergus Close, Co. Antrim

Blue plaque 31 High Street, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

By The Way…

Original VC lost, replacement issued, both came onto medal market and replacement copy was investigated by the police, buyer of original eventually took possession of both medals

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



VC 97 VC 99

Whilst leading a party to spike the guns on the Redan he was badly wounded. Later that day he rescued a wounded comrade and was severely wounded a second time

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