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VC86   John Taylor

BORN   February 1822

DIED   25 February 1857  AGE   35

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE 33

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Taylor  No.   

VC Issue No.   86   Awards   VC    

Regiment  Royal Navy, Naval Brigade



Rank VC Won   Captain of the Forecastle

Rank End Of Career   Captain of the Forecastle

Place Of Birth   St Phillip & St Jacob Parish, Bristol, England

Place Of Death   Royal Marine Infirmary, Woolwich, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Woolwich Old Cemetery, King's Highway London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section D, Grave 510

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   Registered post to Mrs Elizabeth Taylor by the Admiralty around the 08 July 1857


P  Headstone, Woolwich Old Cemetery, King's Highway London

By The Way…

Died the following day to the citation appearing in the London Gazette

VC Held By

Sheesh Mahal Museum, Patialla, India



VC 85 VC 87

In the aftermath of an assault on Sebastopol, Taylor, along with 83 Raby and 76 Curtis, left the safety of the trench to rescue a soldier who had been shot through both legs and carry him to safety whilst under continuous heavy fire

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