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Thomas Beach (Pte.)

Victoria Cross Recipient
The Victoria Cross without Bar
The Victoria Cross without Bar
Name Thomas Beech
Born 24 January 1824
Died 24 August 1864 (aged 40)
Rank Private
Battalion 92nd Regiment of Foot (Gordon Highlanders)  attached to –
55th Regiment of Foot (Westmorland)[1]
Action date 5 November 1854
Citation date 24 February 1857
Border Regiment Victoria Cross Citations


For conspicuous gallantry in the Battle of Inkerman when on picket, in attacking several Russians who were plundering Lieutenant-Colonel Carpenter of the 41st Regiment who was lying wounded on the ground. He killed two of the Russians and protected Lieutenant-Colonel Carpenter until the arrival of some of the 41st Regiment. [2]


Thomas Beach was born on the 24 January 1824 in Dundee, Scotland and died on the 24 August 1864. He rests at the Eastern Necropolis, Dundee (grave not marked). A memorial bench was put in place in May 2003. He won the V.C. for his action in the Crimean War. His Victoria Cross is located at the Sheesh Mahal Museum, Patiala, India.[1]


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