Surgeon Major Harry Whitchurch VC - Bengal Medical Service, Indian Army


KNOWN GRAVES OF HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN: INDIA ( NAMES S to W )

Name Philip,
SALKELD
Andrew,
SCOTT
Robert,
SHIELDS
Henry,
SMITH
Rank Lieutenant Major Corporal Sergeant
Force Corps of Bengal Engineers 4th Sikh Infantry, Punjab Frontier Force 23rd Regiment,
( Royal Welch Fusiliers )
52nd Regiment,
( Ox & Bucks Light Infantry )
VC won Kashmir Gate, Delhi, Indian Mutiny,
14 September 1857
Quetta, Baluchistan,
26 July 1877
Sebastopol, Crimea,
8 September 1855
Chandi Chowk, Delhi, Indian Mutiny,
14 September 1857
London Gaz 18 June 1858 16 January 1878 24 February 1857 24 April 1858
Born Fontmell Magna, Dorset,
13 October 1830
Devon,
22 August 1840
Cardiff,
1827
Thames Ditton, Surrey,
1825
Died 10 October 1857,
Bulandsharhr, India
5 September 1882,
Srinigar, Kashmir, India
23 December 1864,
Bombay, India
18 August 1862,
Gwalior, India *
Grave Bilaspur Cemetery, Bulandshahr, Nr Aligarh Srinigar Cemetery St Thomas' Cathedral, Bombay,
( grave not marked )
Gwalior Cemetery
( interred in a mass grave )
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Not publicly held Not publicly held Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester
Remarks None None None * Died of cholera

INDIA ( S to W )

Name John,
SMITH
John Thomas,
SMITH
Edward,
SPENCE
Jacob,
THOMAS
Rank Sergeant Private Private Quartermaster Sergeant
Force Corps of Bengal Sappers & Miners 1st Madras ( European ) Fusiliers,
( Royal Dublin Fusiliers )
42nd Regiment,
( The Black Watch )
4th Coy, 1st Bn, Bengal Artillery
VC won Kashmir Gate, Delhi, Indian Mutiny,
14 September 1857
Secundra Bagh, Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
16 November 1857 *
Fort Ruhya, Indian Mutiny,
15 April 1858
Defence of Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
27 September 1857
London Gaz 27 April 1858 24 December 1858 Recommended on 27 May 1859
Confirmed by King Edward VII on 15 January 1907
24 December 1858
Born Ticknall, Derbyshire,
February 1814
Islington, London,
16 January 1822
Dumfries,
28 December 1830
Llanwinio, Dyfed,
February 1833
Died 26 June 1864,
Jullunder, India *
6 May 1866,
Taujore, Trichinopoly, India
17 April 1858,
Fort Ruhya, India *
24 April 1896,
Hooghly, India
Grave Artillery Cemetery, Jullunder Taujore Cemetery, Trichinopoly
( grave not marked )
Fort Ruhya Cemetery, Oude,
( grave not marked )
Bandel Churchyard, Hooghly, Nr Darjeeling,
( grave not marked )
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Not publicly held The Black Watch Museum, Perth 55 ( The Residency ) Bty, Royal Artillery
Remarks * Died from dysentry Sold at auction
* Elected by the regiment
* Died of wounds following his VC action None

INDIA ( S to W )

Name Hanson Victor,
TURNER
Samuel,
TURNER
UMRAO SINGH Harry Frederick,
WHITCHURCH
Rank Sergeant Private Subadar Major Surgeon Major
Force 1st Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment 1st Bn, 60th Rifles,
( King's Royal Rifle Corps )
33 Bty, 30 Mountain Regiment, Indian Artillery Bengal Medical Service
VC won Ningthoutong, Burma,
6 - 7 June 1944
Siege of Delhi, Indian Mutiny,
19 June 1857
Kaladan Valley, Burma,
15-16 December 1944
Chitral Fort, NW Frontier, India,
3 March 1895
London Gaz 17 August 1944 20 January 1860 31 May 1945 16 July 1895
Born Andover, Hampshire,
17 July 1910
Witnesham, Suffolk,
February 1826
Palra Village, Haryana State,
21 November 1920
High Street, Kensington, London,
22 September 1866
Died 7 June 1944,
Ningthoutong, Burma
13 June 1868,
Meerut, India
21 November 2005,
New Delhi, India
16 August 1907,
Dharmsala, Punjab, India *
Grave Imphal War Cemetery
( image courtesy Iain MacFarlaine )
St John's Cemetery, Meerut Cantonment,
( grave not marked )
Cremated Palra Village, Haryana State St John in the Wilderness Churchyard, Dharamsala
( image courtesy Iain MacFarlaine )
Location
of VC
Duke of Wellington's Regiment Museum, Halifax Not publicly held Not publicly held Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None None None * Died from enteric fever

INDIA ( S to W )

Name John Augustus,
WOOD
Alexander,
WRIGHT


Rank Colonel Private

Force 20th Bombay Native Infantry
( 2 Rajputana Rifles )
77th Regiment,
( Middlesex Regiment )


VC won Reshire, Persia,
9 December 1856
Sebastopol, Crimea,
22 March 1855


London Gaz 3 August 1860 24 February 1857

Born Fort William, Calcutta, India,
10 June 1818
Ballymena, Co Antrim,
1826


Died 23 January 1878,
Poona, India
28 July 1858,
Calcutta, India


Grave St Mary's Churchyard, Poona Burial location unknown

Location
of VC
Rajputana Rifles Regimental Museum, New Delhi Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment RHQ, Canterbury

Remarks None None

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