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  1. 1. Herbert Taylor Reade From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Herbert Taylor Reade 14 May 1832 - 5 April 1890 (aged 57) Surgeon General Reade's grave Place of birth Perth, Ontario, Upper Canada Place of death Bath, Somerset, England Resting place Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath Allegiance United Kingdom Service/branch British Army Rank Surgeon General Unit 61st Regiment of Foot Battles/wars Indian Mutiny Awards Victoria Cross Companion of the Order of the Bath
  2. 2. Herbert Taylor Reade VC CB (2 September 1828, Perth, Upper Canada - 23 June 1897, Bath), was a Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the He was 28 years old, and a Surgeon in the 61st Regiment (later The Gloucestershire Regiment), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deeds took place during the Siege of Delhi for which he was awarded the VC: 61st Regiment, Surgeon Herbert Taylor Reade Date of Acts of Bravery, September 14th and 16th, 1857 During the siege of Delhi, on the 14th of September, 1857, while Surgeon Reade was attending to the wounded, at the end of one of the streets of the city, a party of rebels advanced from the direction of the Bank, and having established themselves in the houses in the street, commenced firing from the roofs. The wounded were thus in very great danger, and would have fallen into the hands of the enemy, had not Surgeon Reade drawn his sword, and calling upon the few soldiers who were near to follow, succeeded, under a very heavy fire, in dislodging the rebels from their position. Surgeon Reade's party consisted of about ten in all, of whom two were killed, and five or six wounded. Surgeon Reade also accompanied the regiment at the assault of Delhi, and, on the morning of the 16th Septem Plaque in Ontario, Canada
  3. 3. ber, 1857, was one of the first up at the breach in the magazine, which was stormed by the 61st Regiment and Belooch Battalion, upon which occasion he, with a serjeant of the 61st Reg iment, spiked one of the enemy's guns. He later achieved the rank of Surgeon General. Reade is buried at Locksbrook Cemetery, Bath, Somerset, England. His headstone in located in section FJ, Grave 864. His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum (Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England).