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William Goate
Birth: Jan. 12, 1836
Death: Oct. 26, 1901

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Fritton, in Norfolk, he joined the 9th Lancers (The Queen's Royal) and reached the rank of Lance-Corporal. On March 6, 1858 at Lucknow, during the Indian Mutiny, he dismounted in the presence of the enemy to pick up the body of an officer (Major Smyth), which he then attempted to remove from the field, but was forced to relinquish, as he was surrounded by hostile cavalry. However, he returned, under heavy fire; and, this time, he was successful. After he left the Army, he moved to Jarrow in Northumberland, and worked for Palmers' Shipbuilders for 22 years. He retired to Southsea, where he died of cancer. For many years, his grave was unmarked, but a memorial stone was erected in October 2003. His medal is on display at the Regimental Museum in Derby. (bio by: Iain MacFarlaine) 
 
Burial:
Highland Road Cemetery
Portsmouth
Portsmouth Unitary Authority
Hampshire, England
Plot: Plot E, Row 5, Grave 20
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
Record added: Apr 24, 2005
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William Goate
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William Goate
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