Thomas de Courcy Hamilton VC.

Thomas de Courcy Hamilton (20/07/1825 – 03/03/1908) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions at Sebastopol in 1855.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 21971, Page: 661, reads:

“Captain T. De Courcy Hamilton.

For having, on the night of the 11th May, 1855, during a most determined sortie, boldly charged the enemy, with a small force, from a battery of which they had obtained possession in great numbers, thereby saving the works from falling into the hands of the enemy.

He was conspicuous on this occasion for his gallantry, and daring conduct”.

Thomas de Courcy Hamilton VC. 20/07/1825 - 03/03/1908. Prestbury Cemetery, Cheltenham

Thomas de Courcy Hamilton VC.
20/07/1825 – 03/03/1908.
Prestbury Cemetery, Cheltenham

 

Grave Inscription.

The Cross of Sacrifice. Prestbury Cemetery, Cheltenham.

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