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  • Name: Henry Mitchell JONES
  • D.O.B: 11th Feb, 1831
  • D.O.A: 8th Jun, 1855
  • D.O.D: 18th Dec, 1916
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Captain, 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusiliers), 1st Brigade, Light Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The Storming of the Quarries, Sevastopol, Russia 7-8 June 1855

7 - 8 June 1855

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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.

Citation

 For having distinguished himself, while serving with the party which stormed and took the Quarries, before Sebastopol, by repeatedly leading on his men to repel the continual assaults of the enemy during the night. Although wounded early in the evening, Captain Jones remained unflinchingly at his post until after daylight the following morning. 

The London Gazette of 25 September 1857, Numb. 22043, p. 3194

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