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VC41   John Prettyjohn

BORN  11 June 1823

DIED   20 January 1887  AGE   63

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 31

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Prettyjohn   No.   

VC Issue No.   41   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Marine Light Infantry


Now   Royal Marines

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Colour-Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Dean Prior, Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

Place Of Death   At his home, Hester Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Southern Cemetery, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, Lancashire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   26 January 1887

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Church of England Section L, Grave 642

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   1857, China


P  Headstone, Southern Cemetery, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester, Lancashire

Prettyjohn House at Royal Marine Barracks, Eastney, Hampshire

By The Way…

Headstone shows age as 62 and name as Prettyjohns

VC Held By

Royal Marines Museum, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England



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At Inkerman he helped repulse an attack by the Russians. When the ammunition ran out they used rocks and stones to win the day.

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