I had been researching the Regimental archives one day and came across an old photograph taken of the VC grave early last century. I decided to visit the cemetery and use the photo to locate the spot. I was about to give up when I noticed an unusual shaped head stone in the photo background. After more searching I found that and was able to orientate onto the VC grave. I found myself actually standing on the headstone (now laid flat) but didn't 't realise until about a foot of weed was removed.
George Lambert VC was given the award for a number of brave deeds during the Indian Mutiny (1857). However he was seriously wounded in the head. He spent his remaining years as an invalid at Sheffield Barracks (near Hillsbrough) and died there. The file I raised is now in the York & Lancaster Regimental Museum, Rotherham, as is his VIctoria Cross.
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