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VC106   Joseph Kellaway

BORN   1 September 1824

DIED   2 October 1880  AGE   56

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE  31

Place VC Won  Sea of Azov, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Joseph Kellaway  No.   

VC Issue No.   106   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Boatswain Third Class

Rank End Of Career   Chief Boatswain

Place Of Birth   Kingston, Dorset, England

Place Of Death   Chatham, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Chatham Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section N Grave 579

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone, Chatham Cemetery, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, England

By The Way…

He was Boatswain on HMS Wrangler at the time of his VC action

VC Held By




VC 105 VC 107

Whilst leading a raid to burn fishing boats and supplies, his group was attacked by over 50 Russian soldiers. Trying to make their escape one of the party fell and Kellaway, believing he was wounded, went back to him and was captured

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Crimean War