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VC16   John Berryman

BORN  18 July 1825

DIED   27 June 1896  AGE   70

VC Won  25 October 1854  AGE 29

Place VC Won  Balaclava, Crimea (Charge of the Light Brigade)

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Berryman   No.             

VC Issue No.   16   Awards   VC   

Regiment   17th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Troop Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Dudley, Worcestershire, England

Place Of Death   Upper Court, Woldingham, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St Agatha's Churchyard, Northdown Road, Woldingham, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated         

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   East side by hedge

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone St Agatha's Churchyard, Woldingham, Surrey, England

By The Way…

His VC was sold in 1886 for the princely sum of £10

VC Held By




VC 15 VC 17

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He was awarded the VC for various acts, but most notably for bringing back a wounded officer whilst under fire after the charge of the light brigade.

VC Ephemera

VC 15
VC 17
Crimean War