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 pit situated among the rocks overhanging the Woronzoff Road. The pit was occupied every night by the Russians and its capture and subsequent destruction was of great importance.”

He is buried in General Cemetery in Nottingham.

Robert Humpston VC 1832 - 22/12/1884 General Cemetery Nottingham

Robert Humpston VC. 1832 – 22/12/1884. General Cemetery Nottingham

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