Monday, November 20

Notification: Victoria Cross: Nov 20, 1854 at Sevastopol, Lieutenant Wi... @ Mon 20 Nov 2017 15:00 - 15:30 (On This Day)

Victoria Cross: Nov 20, 1854 at Sevastopol, Lieutenant William James Montgomery-Cuninghame, Rifle Brigade, with another lieutenant (Claud Thomas Bourchier) 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. The two lieutenants, however, maintained their advantage, withstood all attacks from the enemy during the night and held the position until relieved next day. For their actions they were subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross.

Mon 20 Nov 2017 15:00 – 15:30 Athens
Lenins'kyi, Sevastopol (map)
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