Category Archives: Crimean War

William Hope VC

William Hope (12/04/1834 – 17/12/1909) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War  on 18 June 1855 at Sebastopol, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 5 May 1857,  Issue: 21997,  Page: 1578, reads: “7th Regiment, Lieutenant William Hope, Date of Act of … Continue reading

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William Reynolds VC

William Reynolds (1827 – 20/10/1869) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on 20 September 1854 at the Battle of the Alma, Crimean Peninsula, The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 657, reads: “Scots Fusilier Guards, No. 3308 … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Crimean War Memorial

The Crimean War Memorial in Cheltenham may be found on a small island outside the Queen’s Hotel on the Promenade, Cheltenham,  (Google Earth  51.896628°,  -2.079972°).  It commemorates men from Cheltenham who lost their lives during the Crimean War and is a grade II … Continue reading

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John Joseph Sims VC

John Joseph Sims (1835 – 06/12/1881) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions following the assault on the Redan on 18 June 1855 during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 659, reads: “On … Continue reading

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Sir Frederick Francis Maude VC, GCB

Frederick Francis Maude (20/12/1821 –  20/06/1897) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean Campaign.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 658, reads: “3rd Regiment, Bt. Lieut.-Colonel Frederick Francis Maude. For conspicuous and … Continue reading

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Andrew Henry VC

Andrew Henry (01/11/1823 – 14/10/1870) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War.  The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857 Issue: 21971 Page: 655, reads: “Land Transport Corps (late) Royal Artillery. Captain Andrew Henry. He was at … Continue reading

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Robert Humpston VC

Robert Humpston (1832 –  22/12/1884) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. The Citation reads: “On 22 April 1855 in the Crimea Private Humpston and Private Joseph Bradshaw, on their own, attacked and captured a Russian rifle … Continue reading

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William Nathan Wrighte Hewett VC, KCB, KCSI

William Nathan Wrighte Hewett  (12/08/1834 – 13/05/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 652 reads: “Wm. Nathan Wright Hewett, Lieutenant. 1st. On the … Continue reading

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Henry James Raby. VC. CB

Henry James Raby (26/09/1827 –  13/02/1907) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War in 1855. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 653,  reads: “Henry James Raby, Commander John Taylor, … Continue reading

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John Robarts VC

John Robarts (1818 – 17/10/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War while serving as a  gunner in the Royal Navy. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 February 1857, Issue: 21971, Page: 650, reads: … Continue reading

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