George Strong (07/04/1833 – 25/08/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War .
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 21971, Page:657, reads:
“Coldstream Guards., No. 4787 Private George Strong
In September 1855, at Sevastopol, in the Crimea, when on duty, Private Strong picked up a live shell which had fallen into the trench, and threw it over the parapet. He was well aware of the extreme danger involved, and his action saved many lives. Strong died on 25 August 1888.”
He is buried at the Church of the Holy Cross, Sherston Magna, Wiltshire, although the exact location of his burial is not known but a memorial headstone is placed next to the headstone of his brother Thomas.
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