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  • Name: Roderick McGREGOR
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1822
  • D.O.A: 22nd Apr, 1855
  • D.O.D: 9th Aug, 1888
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, 4th Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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A Rifle Pit near the Woronzov Road outside Sevastopol, Russia 22 April 1855

22 April 1855

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The Crimean War 

On 22 April 1855 Privates J Bradshaw, R Humpston and possibly R McGregor, 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade, took part in the capture of a Russian rifle pit near the Woronzov Road outside Sevastopol, after a British soldier going to collect water was killed by fire from it.

Citation

 For courageous conduct when employed as a sharpshooter in the advanced trenches in the month of July, 1855; a Rifle Pit was occupied by two Russians, who annoyed our troops by their fire. Private McGregor crossed the open space under fire, and taking cover under a rock, dislodged them, and occupied the pit. 

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

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