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VC45   Mark Scholefield

BORN  16 April 1828

DIED   15 February 1858  AGE   29

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 26

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Mark Scholefield   No.   

VC Issue No.   45   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy (Naval Brigade)



Rank VC Won   Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Quartermaster & Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   London, England

Place Of Death   At sea on board the Sloop 'Acorn'

Buried/Location Ashes  Presumably at sea


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   1857, East India Station


By The Way…

Lord Ashcroft bought the VC in 1998 from Spink, London

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 44 VC 46

At the Battle of Inkerman, when the Lancaster Battery they were serving, was attacked by a large enemy force, they mounted the parapet. Using their guns and the guns of the wounded, they fended off the attack.

VC 44
VC 46
Crimean War