William Goate

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William Goate

Birth
South Norfolk District, Norfolk, England
Death 26 Oct 1901 (aged 65)
Southsea, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
Plot Plot E, Row 5, Grave 20
Memorial ID 10848732 · View Source
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Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Fritton, in Norfolk, he joined the 9th Lancers (The Queen's Royal) and reached the rank of Lance-Corporal. On March 6, 1858 at Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny, he dismounted in the presence of the enemy to pick up the body of an officer (Major Smyth), which he then attempted to remove from the field, but was forced to relinquish, as he was surrounded by hostile cavalry. However, he returned, under heavy fire; and, this time, he was successful. After he left the Army, he moved to Jarrow in Northumberland, and worked for Palmers' Shipbuilders for 22 years. He retired to Southsea, where he died of cancer. For many years, his grave was unmarked, but a memorial stone was erected in October 2003. His medal is on display at the Regimental Museum in Derby.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 24 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10848732
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Goate (12 Jan 1836–26 Oct 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10848732, citing Highland Road Cemetery, Portsmouth, Portsmouth Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .