Tuesday, October 25

Notification: Victoria Cross: Private Samuel Parkes, 4th Light Dragoons... @ Tue 25 Oct 2016 14:30 - 15:00 (On This Day)

Victoria Cross: Private Samuel Parkes, 4th Light Dragoons. On 25 October 1854 at Balaklava, In the charge of the Light Cavalry Brigade, Trumpet-Major Crawford's horse fell, and dismounted him, and he lost his sword; he was attacked by two Cossacks, when Private Samuel Parkes (whose horse had been shot) saved his life, by placing himself between them and the Trumpet-Major, and drove them away by his sword. In attempting to follow the Light Cavalry Brigade in the retreat, they were attacked by six Russians, whom Parkes kept at bay, and retired slowly, fighting, and defending the Trumpet-Major for some time, until deprived of his sword by a shot.

Tue 25 Oct 2016 14:30 – 15:00 Athens
Krestovs'kogo, Balaklava, Ukraine (map)
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