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George Richardson, V.C. 1831-1923

George Richardson, V.C. 1831-1923

Photos by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted July, 2017

George Richardson, V.C. 1831-1923

Plaque Location

The District of Muskoka
The Town of Bracebridge
In Vankoughnet, in a park on the north side
at 1193 Vankoughnet Road


Coordinates: N 44 59.229 W 79 03.434

Map

Plaque Text

Private Richardson won the Victoria Cross while fighting with the Border Regiment of the British Army in northern India during the Indian Mutiny of 1857-59. As part of an attachment sent to dislodge rebels in the hills of the Kewarie Trans-Gogra district on April 27, 1859, he displayed "determined courage in having, though severely wounded... closed with and secured a rebel Sepoy (Indian soldier) armed with a broad revolver". An Irishman by birth, Richardson came to Canada in the early 1860s. During the 1880s and 1890s he lived on a farm one kilometre southwest of here. He held numerous township offices, including Reeve of Oakley Township (1895-96).

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