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Herbert Taylor Reade, V.C. 1828-1897

Herbert Taylor Reade, V.C. 1828-1897

Photo by contributor Cliff Thornton - Posted August, 2005

Herbert Taylor Reade, V.C. 1828-1897

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
To the left of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 244
on Beckwith Street East across from Riverside Drive

Coordinates: N 44 54.073 W 76 14.780


Plaque Text

Born in Perth, Upper Canada, and educated in Quebec and Ireland, Reade became an assistant surgeon with the 61st (South Gloucestershire) Regiment in 1850. On September 14, 1857, at the siege of Delhi during the Indian Mutiny, a number of British wounded were threatened by some 300 Sepoys. Reade led a small party of soldiers against the attackers and drove them off. Two days later he was in the forefront of the final assault on Delhi and, for his gallantry on both occasions, was awarded the Victoria Cross. He later returned to England, rising by 1886 to the rank of surgeon-general and, two years before his death, was made honorary surgeon to Queen Victoria.


Victoria Cross

Perth Plaques

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> Posted September 23, 2009
This is the first time that I have visited your site. I am very impressed by these blue plaques to Canadian VCs. I must inform some of my fellow researchers who no doubt will be as impressed as I have been. My congratulations to who ever was responsible for this. I hope you won't mind me copying a few of them> I have been researching all about VC winners for a long time and thanks to the web, I have learnt more each day.
Graham Carter OMRS.

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