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VC104   Robert Shields

BORN   1827

DIED   23 December 1864  AGE   37

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE 28

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Robert Shields  No.   2945

VC Issue No.   104   Awards   VC    

Regiment   23rd Regiment

Later   The Royal Welch

Now   The Royal Welsh

Rank VC Won  Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   The Hope & Anchor Inn, 41 St Mary Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales

Place Of Death   Bombay, India

Buried/Location Ashes  St Thomas's Cathedral, Veer Nariman Road, Kala Ghoda Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India,


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.  Back Bay Section

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Shields Court, Hightown, Wrexham

P  VC street name plaque, Hightown, Wrexham

By The Way…

Baptised 26 August 1827

He emigrated to Bombay but later that same year he died of delirium tremens - severe withdrawal from alcohol

VC Held By




VC 103 VC 105

On 8th September 1855 he volunteered, along with 105 Sylvester, to bring in a mortally wounded officer who was lying in an exposed position, whilst under heavy fire

VC 103
VC 105

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