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VC99   Joseph Connors

BORN   October 1830

DIED   29 January 1857  AGE   26

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE  24

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Joseph Connors  No.   2649

VC Issue No.   99   Awards   VC    

Regiment   3rd Regiment

Later   East Kent Regiment, The Buffs

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Duagh, Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland

Place Of Death   Corfu

Buried/Location Ashes  British Cemetery, Corfu Town, Corfu


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   Sent by registered post to next of kin


P  Headstone, British Cemetery, Corfu Town, Corfu

Display and replica VC at the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), Royal Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Canterbury, Kent, is now at The national army museum Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London

By The Way…

Died before he received the Victoria Cross.

VC Held By

Unknown (reported destroyed)



VC 98 VC 100

Was at the forefront of an attack on the Redan and was amongst the heavy fighting. He rescued an officer who was surrounded by Russians, shooting one and bayoneting another

VC 98
VC 100

Thank you to Robert Massey for photos of Joseph Connors grave in Corfu

Crimean War