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VC44   Sir Charles Russell

BORN  22 June 1826

DIED   13 April 1883  AGE   56

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 28

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Sir Charles Russell   No.   

VC Issue No.   44   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Brevet Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Sothern Hill, near Reading, Berkshire, England

Place Of Death   Reading, Berkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  All Saints Churchyard, Swallowfield, Berkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Vault   Plot/Grave no.   Vault inside church with access from outside, next to Church wall

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Vault (not named) All Saints Churchyard, Swallowfield, Berkshire

P  Stained glass window at All Saints Church, Swallowfield, Berkshire

P  Name on “For Valour” memorial, in the cloister, Eton College, Windsor

By The Way…

After his military life, he was a conservative MP for Berkshire

VC Held By

Grenadier Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



VC 43 VC 45

He led the attack on the position known as sandbag battery with 39 Palmer showing great bravery and leadership, he regained the position.

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