James Thompson blue plaque in Walsall

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In this cemetery is the grave of JAMES THOMPSON, V.C. c.1829-1891.
Serving in the 60th Rifles, the Victoria Cross reflected his conspicuous gallantry at the siege of Lucknow, India on July 9th 1857.

(William) James Thompson VC (1830 – 5 December 1891) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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