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VC55   George Gardiner

BORN  1821

DIED   17 November 1891  AGE   70

VC Won  22 March 1855  AGE 33

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   George Gardiner  No.   

VC Issue No.   55   Awards   VC    DCM

Regiment   57th Regiment

Later   Middlesex Regiment

Now   Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Colour-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Colour-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Gelwallen, Warrenpoint, Co. Down, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Clouleigh Churchyard, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 June 1858

VC Presented   05 October 1858, Brigadier-General W M FCoughlan, Aden


Headstone, Clouleigh Churchyard, Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland

By The Way…

The 57th Regiments nickname was “The Diehards”

VC Held By

Princess of Wales Royal Regiment & Queens Regiment, Canterbury RHQ



VC 54 VC 56

On 22nd March 1855, he rallied the troops who had recently lost some trenches to the enemy, thus regaining their positions. On 18th June 1855 doing similar work at the redan and steadying his men and fighting until the ammunition ran out.

VC Ephemera

VC 54
VC 56
Crimean War