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VC85   Philip Smith

BORN   July 1829

DIED   16 January 1906  AGE   76

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE 25

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Philip Smith  No.   

VC Issue No.   85   Awards   VC    

Regiment   17th Regiment

Later   Leicestershire Regiment

Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Lurgan near Virginia, Co. Cavan, Ireland

Place Of Death   Our Lady's Hospice, Harold's Cross, Dublin, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Glasnevin Cemetery (Prospect Cemetery), Finglas Road, Dublin


Date Buried/Cremated   19 January 1906

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   St Brigid's Section, Row Th, Grave 113 1/2

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   1 August 1857, Brigadier-General Sir C Trollope, The Citadel, Quebec, Canada


P  Headstone, Glasnevin Cemetery (Prospect Cemetery), Finglas Road, Dublin

Paiting by Terence Cuneo

By The Way…

Headstone shows Scully, footstone unveiled on the 29 November 2000

VC Held By

Royal Leicestershire Regiment Gallery, Newarke Houses Museum, 53 The Newarke, Leicester, Leicestershire, England



VC 84 VC 86

After an assault on the Redan, Corporal Smith went out repeatedly to bring in his wounded comrades, all the while under heavy fire

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Thank you to Steve Scully for providing information on Philip Smith