- Name: Charles McCORRIE
- D.O.B: 1st 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
Before Sevastopol, Russia 20 and 23 June 1855
20 and 23 June 1855
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.
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.