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  • Name: Charles McCORRIE
  • D.O.B: 2nd Jan, 1830
  • D.O.A: 23rd Jun, 1855
  • D.O.D: 9th Apr, 1857
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, 1st Brigade, 4th Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Before Sevastopol, Russia 20 and 23 June 1855

20 and 23 June 1855

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The Crimean War 

On 20 June 1855, Captain T Esmonde (qv), 18th Regiment, who had distinguished himself at the first assault on the Redan, extinguished an enemy fireball which threatened to attract enemy fire to a working party. On 23 June 1855, Private C McCorrie, whose regiment, the 57th, had helped furnish No 1 Column in the attack on the Redan, gallantly disposed of a live Russian shell which had landed in his position.

Citation

 On the night of the 23rd June, 1855, he threw over the parapet a live shell, which had been thrown from the enemy’s battery. 

Supplement to The London Gazette of 24 February 1857. 24 February 1857, Numb. 21971, p. 661

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