- Name: Thomas ARTHUR
- D.O.B: 27th Aug, 1836
- D.O.A: 7th Jun, 1855
- D.O.D: 2nd Mar, 1902
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Gunner and Driver, No 1 Company, 5th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Artillery
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
The Storming of the Quarries, Sevastopol, Russia 7-8 June 1855
7 - 8 June 1855
The Crimean War
On 7 June 1855 on Victoria Ridge to the east of the Dockyard Ravine the French attacked and captured the Kamchatka Lunette in front of the Malakov. Meanwhile, on the Woronzov Ridge on the western side of the Dockyard Ravine, the British advanced from the Right Attack. Their chief objective was a Russian defensive line in front of the Quarries adjoining the Woronzov Ravine. From here the Russian line extended eastwards across the ridge. Not only did it menace the Right Attack but it blocked any advance on the Redan. After fierce fighting the line was eventually captured. Apart from those described below Captain F C Elton (qv), 55th Regiment also distinguished himself.
When in charge of the magazine in one of the left advanced Batteries of the Right Attack on the 7th June, 1855, when the Quarries were taken, he, of his own accord, carried barrels of Infantry ammunition for the 7th Fusiliers several times during the evening across the open. Volunteered for, and formed one of the spiking party of Artillery at the assault on the Redan on the 18th June, 1855.