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VC46   Sir Mark Walker

BORN  24 November 1827

DIED   18 July 1902  AGE   74

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 26

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Sir Mark Walker   No.   

VC Issue No.   46   Awards   VC    KCB

Regiment   30th Regiment

Later   East Lancashire Regiment

Now   The Duke Of Lancaster Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Gore Port, Finca, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Place Of Death   At the home of his in-laws, Arlington Court, Arlington, near Barnstaple, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Cheriton Road Cemetery, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Consecrated Section, Grave 1259-A

Gazetted   02 June 1858

VC Presented   November 1858, GOC Ionian, Major-General Sir George Butler, Corfu


P  Headstone Cheriton Road Cemetery, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent

Portrait & looted Peking vase at the Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment), Royal Museum & Art Gallery, High Street, Canterbury, Kent

P  Plaque at Canterbury Cathedral, Kent

Memorial in Castlepollard Church, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

P  Named on memorial plaque at Blackburn Cathedral, Lancashire

P  Folkestone Victoria Cross memorial, Tower of Christchurch, Sandgate Road, Folkestone

By The Way…

Soon after his VC action, he was wounded in the arm and had it amputated

VC Held By

National Army Museum, London



VC 45 VC 47

Two Russian infantry battalions were attacking, so leading by example he leapt over a wall and shouted to his regiment to follow. As they did, they threw back the enemy attack.

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