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 Thomas Beach

Thomas Beach

Birth
Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Death 24 Aug 1864 (aged 40)
Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Burial Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland
Memorial ID 8128676 · View Source
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Crimean War Victoria Cross War Medal Recipient. Born in Dundee, Scotland, he served as a Private in the 92 Regiment of Foot, British Army, attached to the 55th Regiment of Foot. On November 5, 1854, during the Battle of Inkerman, Crimea, Private Beach was on picquet duty with the 41st Regiment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Carpenter. Suddenly several Russians attacked and Lieutenant Colonel Carpenter was lying wounded on the ground. Private Beach killed two of the Russians and protected Lieutenant Colonel Carpenter until the arrival of some other men from the 41st Regiment came to his assistance. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was invested with his Victoria Cross by Lieutenant General Sir J. Fergusson, GOC Gibraltar in July 1857. In 1863, he left the Army and returned Dundee, Scotland, where he died in the Royal Infirmary, from what was thought to be severe alcoholism at age 40.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 25 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8128676
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Beach (24 Jan 1824–24 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8128676, citing Dundee Eastern Cemetery, Dundee, Dundee City, Scotland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .