|Alfred Spencer Heathcote, V.C.
Lieutenant Alfred Spencer Heathcote was born in London, March
29, 1832. He was elected by the officers of his regiment under rule
13 of the Victoria Cross Warrant, for his daring during the siege of
Delhi from June to September, 1857, during which he was wounded.
He volunteered for services of extreme danger, especially during
the six days of the assault when such severe fighting took place in
the streets of the city.
He later attained the rank of colonel and emigrated to Australia. He
died Feb 21, 1912 and is buried at St James Anglican Churchyard,
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia. There is also a memorial for
him at St. James' Anglican Church, Sydney, New South Wales.
His VC resides in the Victoria Barracks, Sydney