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VC20   Joseph Malone

BORN  11 January 1833

DIED   28 June 1883  AGE   50

VC Won  25 October 1854  AGE 21

Place VC Won  Balaclava, Crimea (Charge of the Light Brigade)

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Joseph Malone   No.             

VC Issue No.   20   Awards   VC   

Regiment   13th Light Dragoons

Later   13th Hussars

Now   Light Dragoons

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Captain and Riding Master

Place Of Birth   Eccles, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   Officer's Mess, The Rugby Hotel, Pinetown, Natal, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes  St Andrew's Churchyard (Christchurch Cemetery), King's Road, Pinetown, Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated     29 June 1883    

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   25 September 1857

VC Presented   21 November 1857, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


Headstone St Andrew's Churchyard (Christchurch Cemetery), King's Road, Pinetown, Natal, South Africa

Plaque at St Peter's Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Portrait at Pinetown Council Chamber, Natal, South Africa

By The Way…

Headstone renovated in 1954

VC Held By

13th/ 18th Royal Hussars Museum (Queen Mary's Own), Cannon Hall, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England



VC 19 VC 21

Having his horse shot from under him, he was making his way back to British lines, when he stopped and helped John Berryman and John Farrell with the wounded officer.

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