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Alexander Wright (VC)

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Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Name  Alexander Wright
Rank  Private
Role  Armed force officer
Awards  Victoria Cross
Died  July 28, 1858, Kolkata

Alexander Wright (VC)
Battles/wars  Crimean War Indian Mutiny
Unit  77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
Battles and wars  Crimean War, Indian Rebellion of 1857

Alexander Wright VC (1826 – 28 July 1858) was a British Army soldier and an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Details

He was about 29 years old, and a private in the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot (later The Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 22 March 1855 at the Siege of Sebastopol, in the Crimean Peninsula, Private Wright distinguished himself in repelling a sortie. On 19 April he showed great bravery at the taking of the Russian Rifle Pits and was particularly noticed for the encouragement he gave the other men while holding the Pits under very heavy fire; he was wounded in this action. He again showed great courage on 30 August 1855, and throughout the war.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires) Museum in Dover Castle, England.

References

Alexander Wright (VC) Wikipedia


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