|Born||29 March 1835|
|Died||16 July 1893(aged 58)|
|Place of birth||Wareham, Dorset|
|Place of death||Branksome, Dorset|
|Buried at||All Saint's Churchyard, Banksome Park|
|Years of service||1854-1866|
|Rank||Captain of the After Guard|
Thomas Pride VC (29 March 1835 – 16 July 1893) 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 a serviceman in the British and Commonwealth forces.
On 6 September 1864 at Shimonoseki, Japan, Captain of the After Guard Pride was one of the two colour sergeants who accompanied Midshipman Duncan Gordon Boyes from HMS Euryalus when they carried the Queen's Colour into action in the capture of the enemy's stockade. They kept the flag flying in spite of the fierce fire which killed the other colour sergeant and severely wounded Pride. He and the midshipman, however, did not falter and were only finally prevented from going further forward by direct orders from their superior officer.
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