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VC34   Edward St. John Daniel

BORN  17 January 1837

DIED   20 May 1868  AGE   31

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 17

Place VC Won  Inkerman & Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Edward St. John Daniel   No.             

VC Issue No.   34   Awards   VC (forfeited 04 September 1861)   

Regiment   Royal Navy (Naval Brigade)



Rank VC Won   Midshipman

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Clifton, Bristol, England

Place Of Death   Hokitika Hospital, Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes  Hokitika Municipal Cemtery, Seaview Hill Road, Hokitika, South Island, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   21 May 1868

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Block 851-27

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   13 July 1858, Captain F Markam, India


Plaque at the foot of flag pole, Hokitika Municipal Cemetery, Seaview Hill Road, South Island, New Zealand (erected 1972)

P  Plaque on house, Windsor Terrace, Cliffton, Bristol

By The Way…

First recipient and only officer to have his VC forfeited, deserted in order to evade investigation

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 33 VC 35

November 54; volunteered to bring up powder to the batteries, whilst under heavy fire. June 55; during the attack on the redan was with one of the first scaling parties and helped to bandage an officer under fire, and bring him back.

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