RSM David Spence VC – Gravestone Appeal
David Spence was born in Fifeshire, Scotland. He joined the 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers in 1842. At the age of 40 years old, and as a Troop Sergeant Major with the 9th Lancers, during the Indian Mutiny he was awarded the Victoria Cross. “For conspicuous gallantry on the 17th of January, 1858, at Shumsabad, in going to the assistance of Private Kidd, who had been wounded, and his horse disabled, and bringing him out from a large number of rebels”. David Spence served 24 years with the Regiment and finished his service as RSM
On 17 April 1877 David Spence VC, the retired Lancer and Yeoman of the Royal Guard suffered a stroke in a London street, at 59 years of age He is currently buried in an unmarked grave in Lambeth Cemetery.
Currently the Regiment has been working for some time with the Victoria Cross Trust to have a gravestone erected in the Lambeth Cemetery. The Royal Lancers Charitable Trust is supporting the appeal and the cost of doing this will be in the region of £2000 any donations can be paid to:
Spence VC - Victoria Cross Trust
Account Number: 36696900
Sort Code: 60-06-39