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VC54   Alexander Wright

BORN  1826

DIED   28 July 1858  AGE   32

VC Won  22 March 1855  AGE 28

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Alexander Wright  No.   2239

VC Issue No.   54   Awards   VC    

Regiment   77th Regiment

Later   Middlesex Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Calcutta, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Location unknown, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Victoria Cross Memorial Plaque, War Memorial, Memorial Gardens, Ballymenia, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

Appears on a stamp from Nauru. Picture taken from the Illustrated London News

VC Held By

Princess of Wales Royal Regiment & Queens Regiment, Canterbury RHQ



VC 53 VC 55

For conspicuous bravery for the whole of the campaign but notably on three dated occasions, that of 22nd March 1855, 19th April 1855 and 30 August 1855.

VC Ephemera

VC 53
VC 55
Crimean War

Thank you to Mark Campbell for Ballmenia Memorial Plaque