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  • Name: James CRAIG
  • D.O.B: 10th Sep, 1824
  • D.O.A: 6th Sep, 1855
  • D.O.D: 18th Mar, 1861
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Colour Sergeant, 3rd Battalion Scots Fusilier Guards, Guards Brigade, 1st Division
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The Right Attack, Sevastopol, Russia 6 September 1855

6 September 1855

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The Crimean War 

The second assault on the Redan was planned for 8 September 1855. On 6 September Captain Buckley, Scots Fusilier Guards, was shot while inspecting sentries in front of a forward trench. Colour Sergeant J Craig, Scots Fusilier Guards and two other men including Private J Alexander (qv), 90th Regiment went out to rescue him. Buckley was in fact dead but through heavy fire they brought his body back for burial.


 For having volunteered, and personally collected other volunteers, to go out under a heavy fire of grape and small arms, on the night of the 6th September, 1855, when in the right advanced sap, in front of the Redan, to look for Captain Buckley, Scots Fusilier Guards, who was supposed to be wounded. Serjeant Craig brought in, with the assistance of a Drummer, the body of that Officer, whom he found dead,–in the performance of which act he was wounded. 

The London Gazette of 20 November 1857, Numb. 22065, p. 3920

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