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VC84   John Joseph Sims

BORN   1835

DIED   6 December 1881  AGE   46

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE   19

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Joseph Sims  No.   3482

VC Issue No.   84   Awards   VC    

Regiment   34th Regiment

Later   Border Regiment

Now   The Duke of Lancasters Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career  Private

Place Of Birth   Bloomsbury London, England

Place Of Death   Union Workhouse, Thavies Inn, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  City of London Cemetery, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   13 December 1881

Headstone   Memorial plaque   Plot/Grave no.   Square 311, Public Grave 46112 (now part of Memorial Gardens, Gardens Way)

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Memorial plaque at City of London Cemetery, Aldersbrook Road, Manor Park, London

P  Named on V.C. Memorial Carlisle Catherdal, Carlisle, Cumbria

By The Way…

Memorial plaque placed near burial plot on 11 April 2003

VC Held By

Not known



VC 83 VC 85

After an assault on the Redan and his regiment had retired to the trenches, he went out numerous times under heavy fire to bring in his wounded comrades

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