Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Elton VC - 55th Regiment ( Border Regiment )

Border Regiment Museum

Cumbria's Museum of Military Life
Alma Block
The Castle

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The following Victoria Crosses are held by the Border Regiment Museum
Rank First Name Last Name Border Regiment Museum
Crimean War ( 1854 - 1856 )
Sergeant William COFFEY 34th Regiment ( Border Regiment )
Lieutenant Colonel Federick Cockayne ELTON 55th Regiment ( Border Regiment )
First World War ( 1914 - 1918 )
Brigadier General James FORBES-ROBERTSON Comd 1st Bn, Border Regiment
Sergeant Edward John MOTT * 1st Bn, Border Regiment
Private James Alexander SMITH 3rd Bn, ( att'd 2nd Bn ), Border Regiment

* official 'replacement' Victoria Cross group issued to Sergeant Edward Mott after his 'original' had been lost or stolen
what is believed to be the 'original' Victoria Cross awarded to Sergeant Edward Mott is held by the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Location of other Border Regiment VCs
Rank First Name Last Name Location
Private Abraham ACTON The Beacon, Whitehaven, Cumbria
Sergeant George RICHARDSON Not publicly held
Private John Joseph SIMS Not publicly held
Sergeant Charles Edward SPACKMAN Not publicly held

Thomas Beach ( Gordon Highlanders ) earned his VC whilst attached to the Border Regiment during the Crimean War
Private Thomas BEACH Sheesh Mahal Museum, Patiala, India

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3 September 2015