- Name: William James LENDRIM
- D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1830
- D.O.A: 14th Jan, 1855
- D.O.D: 28th Nov, 1891
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Corporal, 7th Company, Royal Sappers and Miners
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
The Right Attack, Sevastopol, Russia 14 February 1855
14 February 1855
The Crimean War
In front of the British Right Attack on the Woronzov Ridge, to the east of the Woronzov Road and Ravine, was a series of advanced lines of trenches known as Parallels. On 14 February 1855 a French working party was building a new battery (No 9) on the Second Parallel, when the Russian guns found the range and began to take a toll not only of men but also of the gabions, wicker baskets filled with earth which provided the battery’s protection. Under heavy fire Corporal W J Lendrim restored the damaged sections.
Intrepidity–getting on the top of a Magazine, and extinguishing sand-bags which were burning, and making good the breach under fire, on the 11th April, 1855. For courage and praiseworthy example in superintending 150 French Chasseurs, on the 14th February, 1855, in building No. 9 Battery, Left Attack, and replacing the whole of the capsized gabions under a heavy fire. Was one of four volunteers for destroying the farthest Rifle Pit on the 20th April.