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VC14   George Symons

BORN  18 March 1826

DIED   18 November 1871  AGE   45

VC Won  6 June 1855  AGE 29

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   George Symons   No.              

VC Issue No.   14   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   South Hill, near Harrowbarrow, Cornwall, England

Place Of Death   Bridlington, Yorkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St Mary the Virgin, Bridlington Priory Churchyard, The Bolt, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   23 November 1871     

Headstone   Grave marked   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   20 November 1857

VC Presented   21 November 1857, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone plot marker

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Memorial inside St Mary the Virgin, Bridlington Priory, Bridlington, Yorkshire, England

By The Way…

Date of action gazetted as 18 October 1854 later amended on 1 December 1857

VC Held By

Royal Logistics Corps Officers Mess, Deepcut, Camberley, Surrey



VC 13 VC 15

As a lieutenant in the Royal Artillery he volunteered and succeeded in un-masking the guns in their hidden positions while under heavy fire. Once the first gun was exposed, all guns then fired on the redan.

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