John Farrell (VC)

John Farrell (VC)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Farrell VC (March 1826, Dublin - 31 August 1865) was a British Army soldier and Irish 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 a sergeant in the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VCOn 25 October 1854 at Balaklava, Crimea during the Charge of the Light Brigade, Sergeant Farrell, whose horse had been killed under him, stopped on the field and amidst a storm of shot and shell helped Troop Sergeant Major John Berryman and Sergeant Joseph Malone to move a severely wounded officer (who subsequently died) out of range of the guns. He later achieved the rank of Quartermaster-Sergeant. He was killed in action at Secunderabad, British India, on 31 August 1865.
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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135702386
  • 9786135702385