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  • Name: Samuel EVANS
  • D.O.B: 2nd Jan, 1821
  • D.O.A: 13th Apr, 1855
  • D.O.D: 4th Oct, 1901
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 19th (1st Yorkshire North Riding) Regiment of Foot, 2nd Brigade, Light Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Outside Sevastopol, Russia 13 April 1855

13 April 1855

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The Crimean War 

On 13 April 1855, in the British lines outside Sevastopol, Private S Evans, 19th Regiment, helped repair an embrasure of a naval 21-gun battery which had been damaged by a Russian shell. Russian fire continued while he worked.

Citation

 For volunteering to go into an embrasure, thereby rendering very great assistance in repairing damage, under a very heavy fire from the enemy, 13th April, 1855. 

The London Gazette of 23 June 1857, Numb. 22014, p. 2165

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