Sir William Peel
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                         Sir William Peel (VC)


                     History of Sir Willliam Peel.

3rd son of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. Awarded Victoria cross for bravery in battle during the Crimean war, Captain Peel took up a live shell with the fuse still burning from amongst several powder cases and threw it over the parapet. the shell,burst as it left his hands.Peel lived in Sandy, And decided to build the Sandy to Potton Railway line this was completed in 1857. Peel was then Ordered to return to battle in India to stop the mutiny. He recieved an injury during battle,and on his way home he contracted small pox. He died 27th April aged 33 years.