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  • Name: Francis WHEATLEY
  • D.O.B: 2nd Jul, 1821
  • D.O.A: 12th Oct, 1854
  • D.O.D: 21st May, 1865
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade, 4th Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The early stages of the Siege of Sevastopol, Russia 9-20 October 1854

9-20 October 1854

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The Crimean War 

Having marched round Sevastopol and established bases on or near the Crimean coast south of the city, the Allies moved to convert the encirclement of the port into a proper siege. The Russian Commander, Prince Menshikov, had evacuated the bulk of his army from the town on 25 September 1854 and in October the Allies began work on a system of siegeworks. On 17 October, a major Allied bombardment of the town began as a prelude to an unsuccessful French assault.

Citation

 For throwing a live shell over the parapet of the trenches 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 February 1857. 24 February 1857, Numb. 21971, p. 662

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