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Private John McDermond, 47th Regiment of Foot, Winning the Victoria Cross, Battle of Inkerman, 5 November 1854

Photo credit: The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, Lancashire Infantry Museum

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Private John McDermond, 47th Regiment of Foot winning his Victoria Cross – the first to be won by a Loyal – in the Crimea at the Battle of Inkerman on 5 November 1854. His citation in 'The London Gazette', 24 February 1857, states: 'For saving the life of Colonel Haly on November 5th 1854 by his intrepid conduct in rushing up to his rescue when lying on the ground disabled, and surrounded by a party of Russians and killing the man who had disabled him.

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    119.3 x 104.1 cm

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