Claud Thomas Bourchier

Claud Thomas Bourchier

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Colonel Claud Thomas Bourchier (22 April 1831 - 19 November 1877) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He was 23 years old, and a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 20 November 1854 at Sebastopol, Crimea, Lieutenant Bourchier, with another lieutenant (William James Montgomery Cuninghame) was with a party detailed to drive the Russians from some rifle pits. Advancing on the pits after dark they launched a surprise attack and drove the Russian riflemen from their cover, but in the fierce fighting which ensued the officer in command of the party was killed.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135731386
  • 9786135731385