Reeves v c

A service of dedication was conducted by the Port Chaplain, Portsmouth Commercial Port, and representative Standards of the Royal Naval Associations were in attendance.

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Many of the men who were manning the guns were wounded or killed, and it seemed the position was hopeless and the guns would fall into the hands of the Russians. The Grave " Mick Barnbrook, secretary of the Greenwich Royal Naval Association Victoria Cross Memorial Fund, said: 'It is important for future generations and for national pride that all VC holders buried in unmarked graves should receive a fitting memorial.

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Following prayers, the Last Post was played, followed by two minutes silence and then, as is customary, the playing of Reveille. Before the expansion began, approximately bodies were transferred from Portsea to Portsmouth's Kingston Cemetery. However, records revealed that Reeves' remains were not among them and they still remained in an unmarked grave beneath the ferry port car park, the Portsea Island Cemetery having disappeared. There is a plaque at the site of his grave. It has been really good working with the port and to know that millions of people will, in future, have the opportunity to learn about this Portsmouth hero. The Grave " Before the expansion began, approximately bodies were transferred from Portsea to Portsmouth's Kingston Cemetery. Their muskets were re-loaded for them by the wounded soldiers under the parapet and eventually the enemy fell back and gave no more trouble. Thomas then transferred to HMS Excellent and began to take a gunnery course. Later achieved rank of Captain of the Foretop. Seeing the desperate situation, Seaman Thomas Reeves, along with four other men including James Gorman and Mark Scholefield also awarded the VC for this action , mounted the defence work banquette and under withering fire from the enemy, kept up a rapid fire from the guns. Their muskets were re-loaded for them by the wounded soldiers under the parapet and eventually the enemy fell back and gave no more trouble. At a brief memorial service before the unveiling, Admiral Sir Derek Reffell, president of the south coast area Royal Naval Association, paid tribute to Reeves. We are pleased to be able to do something to help.

Thomas Reeves was born at 50 Kings Street in Portsmouth in On 5th Novemberthe Battle of Inkerman began in dense, thick fog and the Right Lancaster Battery began to be heavily assaulted by the enemy. Before the expansion began, approximately bodies were transferred from Portsea to Portsmouth's Kingston Cemetery.

The reason was his discharge was consumption which would affect him for the next three years, and he died on 4th Augustaged just 34 leaving a young widow. Following prayers, the Last Post was played, followed by two minutes silence and then, as is customary, the playing of Reveille.

We are pleased to be able to do something to help.

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Their muskets were re-loaded for them by the wounded soldiers under the parapet and eventually the enemy fell back and gave no more trouble.

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