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Thomas Edwards VC (19 April 1863- 27 March 1953) 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.


He was 20 years old, and a private in the 1st Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), British Army during the Sudan Campaign when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 13 March 1884 at the Battle of Tamai, Sudan, when both members of the crew of one of the guns had been killed, Private Edwards, after bayoneting two Arabs and himself receiving a wound from a spear, remained with the gun, defending it throughout the action.

The medal

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Black Watch Museum in Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland.

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