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Troubridge, Sir Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane, Brevet Colonel, 3rd Baronet (1815-1867)


Reference code(s): GB 0064 TRO/200-204

Held at: National Maritime Museum

Title: Troubridge, Sir Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane, Brevet Colonel, 3rd Baronet (1815-1867)

Date(s): [1856-1867]

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 5 files

Name of creator(s): Troubridge | Sir | Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane | 1815-1867 | Brevet Colonel | 3rd Baronet


Administrative/Biographical history:

Entered the army as ensign in the 73rd foot on 24 January 1834. Promoted to Lieutenant on 30 December 1836 and exchanged into the 7th Royal Fusiliers; serving with the regiment at Gibraltar, the West Indies, and Canada, becoming captain on 14 December 1841 and major on 9 August 1850. Troubridge served with the 7th Royal Fusiliers in the Crimea, 1854. He was in the forefront of the battle at the Alma. On 5 November, at Inkerman, he was field officer of the day, and was posted with the reserved of the light division in the Lancaster battery. Troubridge lost his right leg and left foot as this battery was attacked by Russian guns. He remained with the battery until the battle was over, with his limbs propped up against a gun carriage. Lord Raglan stated that Troubridge, although desperately wounded, acting with the utmost gallantry and composure. Troubridge returned to England in May 1855. He was made CB, aide-de-camp to the queen, and brevet colonel from 18 May 1855. He received the fourth class of the Mejidiye and the Legion d'honneur.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane Troubridge comprising official letters on subjects including work concerning the improvement of army uniform, 1856-59 and letters on his award of the Companion of the Bath, 1855. Personal correspondence includes his account of the events leading up to the Battle of Alma and Inkerman, 1854, during the Crimean War. He recounts his time in Hospital and being severely wounded at the Battle of Inkerman. Letters also recount his voyage from Southampton to Sevastopol, 1854. Letters also include correspondence with his wife, Lady Louisa Troubridge (nee Gurney) and his children, 1854-67.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

The family papers had been arranged by a hired researcher prior to being loaned to the museum in 1984.

Conditions governing access:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Please contact the Archive for further information.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue online at the: National Maritime Museum website .


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were loaned to The Museum by Sir Peter Troubridge in 1984.



Archivist's note: Edited by Sarah Drewery, Oct 2011.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 2011-04-19

Crimean War (1853-1856) | Wars (events)
Naval battles | Battles

Personal names
Troubridge | Sir | Thomas St. Vincent Hope Cochrane | 1815-1867 | Brevet Colonel | 3rd Baronet

Corporate names

Southampton | Hampshire | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Ukraine | Eastern Europe