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Richard Kirby Ridgeway
Birth: Aug. 18, 1848
Oldcastle
County Meath, Ireland
Death: Oct. 11, 1924
Harrogate
North Yorkshire, England

Second Naga Hills Expedition Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Captain in the Bengal Staff Corps and 44th Gurkha Rifles, British Indian Army. On November 22, 1879, during the final assault on Khonoma, Eastern Frontier, India, Captain Ridgeway's unit was under heavy fire from the enemy. Captain Ridgeway on his own rushed up to a barricade and attempted to tear down the planking surrounding it to enable him to effect an entrance. While doing this he was wounded severely in the right shoulder. For prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on May 8, 1880. Making a career in the British Army, he retired with the Badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath and at the rank of Colonel in 1906. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Lawnswood Cemetery
Adel
Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire, England
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 2005
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