Saturday, November 20

Notification: Victoria Cross: Nov 20, 1854 at Sevastopol, Lieutenant Cl... @ Sat 20 Nov 2021 14:30 - 15:00 (EET) (On This Day)

Victoria Cross: Nov 20, 1854 at Sevastopol, Lieutenant Claud Thomas Bourchier, Rifle Brigade, with another lieutenant (William James Montgomery Cuninghame) 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.

Sat 20 Nov 2021 14:30 – 15:00 Eastern European Time - Athens
Lenins'kyi, Sevastopol (map)
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