Sunday, October 20

Notification: Victoria Cross: First of three citations for Sergeant Wil... @ Sun 20 Oct 2019 14:00 - 14:30 (EEST) (On This Day)

Victoria Cross: First of three citations for Sergeant William McWheeney, 44th Regiment. On 20 October 1854 at Sebastopol, a party of sharpshooters were being repulsed from the Quarries, and a private from the 44th Regiment was dangerously wounded. Sergeant McWheeney took the wounded man on his back and carried him to a place of safety under very heavy fire. On 5 December he saved the life of a corporal, bringing him in under fire and digging a slight cover with his bayonet, where the two of them remained until dark. On 18 June 1855 Sergeant McWheeney volunteered for the advanced guard in the Cemetery and was never absent from duty during the war.

Sun 20 Oct 2019 14:00 – 14:30 Eastern European Time - Athens
Lenins'kyi, Sevastopol (map)
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