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VC59   Samuel Evans

BORN  1821

DIED   4 October 1901  AGE   80

VC Won  13 April 1855  AGE 33

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Samuel Evans  No.   

VC Issue No.   59   Awards   VC    

Regiment   19th Regiment

Later   Green Howards

Now   2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment - Pending defence cuts

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Edinburgh, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes  Piershill Cemetery, Portobello Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section C, Grave 1183

Gazetted   23 June 1857

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


P  Headstone, Piershill Cemetery, Portobello Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

P  Named on VC memorial stone, Hawkhead cemetery, Paisley

P  Glasgow Victoria Cross memorial, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow (Not named)

By The Way…

He carried out his VC action with another, but he later died in the war, thus at the time no posthumous VC’s were awarded

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



VC 58 VC 60

He volunteered to go into a gun embrasure to carry out repairs caused by Russian guns staying put until the repairs were made. All the time under very heavy fire.

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Thank you to Michael, Kate & Ruth Pagan for photos in Glasgow

Crimean War