Tag: Redan

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 Issue: 21971, Page: 659, reads:

“On the 18th June 1855, after his Regiment had retreated back to their trenches following the assault on the Redan, he went out into the open ground, under heavy fire, in broad daylight, and brought in wounded soldiers outside the trenches.”   

Sims died on 6 December 1881, aged 46 in the Union Workhouse, Thavies Inn, City of London from tuberculosis, and was buried in common ground in the City of London Cemetery, Manor Park. On Friday, 11th April 2003, a memorial plaque was placed over the location of his grave. 

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Updated: 11/01/2018 — 20:46

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 Issue: 21971, Page: 658, reads:

“3rd Regiment, Bt. Lieut.-Colonel Frederick Francis Maude.

For conspicuous and most devoted bravery on the 8th September, 1855, when in command of the covering and Ladder Party of the 2nd Division, on the assault of the Redan, to which he gallantly led his men. Having entered the Redan, he, with only nine or ten men, held a position between traverses, and only retired when all hope of support was at an end, himself dangerously wounded.

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery in London.

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Updated: 05/01/2020 — 14:28

James Craig VC.

The grave of Colour Sergeant James Craig VC. may be found in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Valley Road, South End, Port Elizabeth. Google Earth co-ordinates for the grave are: 33° 57.936’S; 25° 37.561’E. Special thanks to Ronnie Lovemore for his perseverance in finding this grave and cleaning it up. These photographs were taken on 04/11/2011 and used with permission.

James Craig (10/09/1824 – 18/03/1861) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Crimean War

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 22065, Page: 3920, reads:

“Military Train, 3rd – Battalion (late Serjeant, Scots Fusilier Guards)

Ensign and Adjutant James Craig, Date of Act of Bravery, 6th September, 1855.

For having volunteered, and personally collected other volunteers, to go out under a heavy fire of grape and small arms, on the night of the 6th September, 1855, when in the right advanced sap, in front of the Redan, to look for Captain Buckley, Scots Fusilier Guards, who was supposed to be wounded.
Serjeant Craig brought in, with the assistance of a Drummer, the body of that Officer, whom he found dead,—in the performance of which act he was wounded.”

The grave of James Craig VC.

The grave of James Craig VC.



© DRW 2011-2018. Created 04/11/2011, added to blog 10/01/2015. Edited 17/05/2017. Images by Ronnie Lovemore.

Updated: 08/01/2018 — 08:00
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