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VC74   Joseph Prosser

BORN  1828

DIED   10 June 1867  AGE   39

VC Won  16 June 1855  AGE 27

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Joseph Prosser  No.   1672

VC Issue No.   74   Awards   VC    

Regiment   1st Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Later   Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)

Now   1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Monegal, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Place Of Death   Birchfield Street, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Anfield Cemetery, Priory Road, Liverpool, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   13 June 1867

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   C of E Section 14, Grave 589

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   GOC Gibraltar, Gibraltar


P  Headstone, Anfield Cemetery, Priory Road, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Display at Royal Scots (The Royal Regiment) Regimental Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

By The Way…

Headstone erected 1995

VC Held By

Royal Scots Regiment Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland



VC 73 VC 75

Whilst on duty in the trenches before Sebastopol, he chased and caught a British deserter, whilst under heavy crossfire. Two months later he went out and brought in a severely wounded soldier.

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