- Name: William COFFEY
- D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1829
- D.O.A: 29th Mar, 1855
- D.O.D: 13th Jul, 1875
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Private, 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
The Right Attack, Sevastopol, Russia 29 March 1855
The Crimean War
The 34th Regiment of Foot were among the British troops on the Woronzov Ridge, forming the Right Attack during the siege of Sevastopol. That same day Captain F C Elton (qv), 55th Regiment, drove off a Russian attack on a British position.
For having, on the 29th March, 1855, thrown a lighted shell, that fell into the trench over the parapet.