Tag Archives: City of London Cemetery

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

Posted in Cemetery, Crimean War, Heritage, London Memorials, Memorials elsewhere, Outside RSA, United Kingdom, Victoria Cross | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on John Joseph Sims VC

John Travers “Jack” Cornwell VC

John Travers “Jack” Cornwell 08/01/1900 – 02/06/1916 was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on board HMS Chester during the Battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. The Citation reads: “The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the … Continue reading

Posted in Heritage, London Memorials, Outside RSA, ships and shipping, United Kingdom, Victoria Cross, World War 1 | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on John Travers “Jack” Cornwell VC