Depiction of the battle of Inkerman
31 October 1830|
Uppacot Farm, Halwill, Devon
|Died||24 April 1904
|Buried at||Camberwell Old Cemetery|
Distinguished Conduct Medal
William Stanlake VC DCM (31 October 1830 – 24 April 1904) 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.
On 26 October 1854 near Inkerman, Crimea, Private Stanlake, when employed as a sharpshooter, volunteered to reconnoitre, and although he was warned of the dangers he would encounter, crawled to within six yards of a Russian sentry and brought back such information that the officer in charge of the party was able to make a surprise attack.
- Location of grave and VC medal (S.E. London)