Thomas Beach (VC)
Depiction of the battle of Inkerman
|Born||24 January 1824
|Died||24 August 1864 (aged 40)
|Buried at||Eastern Necropolis, Dundee|
Thomas Beach VC (24 January 1824 – 24 August 1864) was a Scottish 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.
On 5 November 1854 at the Battle of Inkerman, Crimea, when on picquet duty, Private Beach attacked several Russians who were plundering Lieut.-Colonel Carpenter, 41st Regiment, who was lying wounded on the ground. He killed two of the Russians, and protected Lieut.-Colonel Carpenter until the arrival of some men of the 41st Regiment.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Tayside)