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  • 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
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The Right Attack, Sevastopol, Russia 29 March 1855

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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.

Citation

 For having, on the 29th March, 1855, thrown a lighted shell, that fell into the trench over the parapet. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 February 1857. 24 February 1857, Numb. 21971, p. 659

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