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Thomas Cadell

  • Birth 5 Sep 1835 Cockenzie, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Death 6 Apr 1919 City of Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Burial Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland
  • Memorial ID 8128463

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Cockenzie, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the 2nd Bengal Fusiliers, British Army. During the Siege of Delhi, India, on June 12, 1857, Lieutenant Cadell rescued a wounded bugler while under severe fire. Later that same day, when the Fusiliers were retiring, he went back of his own accompanied by three men and brought in a severely wounded man under heavy fire from the advancing enemy. For prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on April 29, 1862. He later achieved the rank of Colonel, served as Chief Commissioner of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, (1878-92) and was also made a Companion of the Order of the Bath. He died at age 83 in Tranent, Scotland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 25 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8128463
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Cadell (5 Sep 1835–6 Apr 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8128463, citing Tranent Churchyard, Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .