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VC103   Andrew Moynihan

BORN   1 January 1830

DIED   19 May 1867  AGE   37

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE  25

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Andrew Moynihan  No.   

VC Issue No.   103   Awards   VC    

Regiment  90th Regiment

Later   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Saw Yard, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Floriana, Malta

Buried/Location Ashes  Ta Braxia International Cemetery,Malta


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.  Section S, Grave 182

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone, Ta Braxia International Cemetery,Malta

P  Named on plaque outside The Museum of the Manchesters, Ashton Town Hall, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire

P  Plaque on wall of Astley Arms, Chapel Hill, Duckinfield, Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, Lancashire

Name on daughter's headstone (Ada, died 14 April 1937) at Lawnswood Cemetery, Otley Road, Adel, Leeds, Yorkshire, England

Plaque at his home, Floriana, Malta

Blue Plaque, St Austins RC Church, Wentworth Terrace, Wakefield, West Yorkshire

By The Way…

Died of Malta fever or Brucellosis - by way of drinking un boiled goats milk that had the Brucellosis bacteria

VC Held By

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regimental Museum, Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland



VC 102 VC 104

During an assault on the Redan he personally killed 5 Russians, before he rescued a wounded officer and brought him back to the lines, even though he had been wounded 12 times. All the while under heavy fire

VC 102
VC 104

Thank you to Roy and Pat Surman for photos of Malta

Crimean War