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  • Name: Joseph PROSSER
  • D.O.B: 11th Jan, 1828
  • D.O.A: 16th Jun, 1855
  • D.O.D: 10th Jun, 1867
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 2nd Battalion 1st (The Royal) Regiment of Foot, 1st Brigade, 3rd Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Before Sevastopol, Russia 10 and 16 June 1855

10 and 16 June

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The Crimean War 

The Siege of Sevastopol continued throughout the summer.


 1st. On the 16th of June, 1855, when on duty in the trenches before Sebastopol, for pursuing and apprehending (while exposed to two cross fires) a soldier in the act of deserting to the enemy. 2nd. On the 11th August, 1855, before Sebastopol, for leaving the most advanced trench, and assisting to carry in a soldier of the 95th Regiment, who lay severely wounded, and unable to move. This gallant and humane act was performed under a very heavy fire from the enemy. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 February 1857. 24 February 1857, Numb. 21971, p. 657

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