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VC40   John Park

BORN  February 1835

DIED   16 May 1863  AGE   28

VC Won  20 September & 5 November 1854  AGE 19

Place VC Won  Battle of the Alma, Inkerman & Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Park   No.   2100

VC Issue No.   40   Awards   VC    

Regiment   77th Regiment

Later   Middlesex Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Londonderry, Co. Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Allahabad, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Allahabad Cemetery, Allahabad, Uttar Pradash, India


Date Buried/Cremated   17 May 1863

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   Church of Scotland Section

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   March 1858, GOC New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


By The Way…

He died of sunstroke

VC Held By

Newarke Houses Museum, 53 The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England



VC 39 VC 41

Won the award for conspicuous bravery over a period of time at the Battles of Alma and Inkerman, and later distinguished himself at the taking of the rifle pits before Sebastopol.

VC 39
VC 41
Crimean War