- Name: Thomas de Courcy HAMILTON
- D.O.B: 16th July, 1825
- D.O.A: 11th May, 1855
- D.O.D: 3rd March, 1908
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Captain, 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), 2nd Brigade, 4th Division
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
A Russian night sortie against the Left Attack outside Sevastopol, Russia 11 May 1855
11 May 1855
The Crimean War
On the night of 11 May 1855 the 68th Regiment, which was in the forward line (the Third Parallel) of the British Left Attack on Green Hill to the west of Woronzov Ravine outside Sevastopol, helped fight off a Russian sortie. Capt T de C Hamilton recaptured No 8 Battery, which the Russians had taken. Private J Byrne (qv) also distinguished himself in this action.
For having, on the night of the 11th May, 1855, during a most determined sortie, boldly charged the enemy, with a small force, from a battery of which they had obtained possession in great numbers, thereby saving the works from falling into the hands of the enemy. He was conspicuous on this occasion for his gallantry, and daring conduct.