30 August 2009

Victoria Cross: F. S. Le Quesne


Surgeon, Medical Staff; Chin Field Force

Born: 25 December 1863, Jersey, Channel Islands
Died: 14 April 1950, Bristol

Citation: Displayed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the attack on the village of Tartan [Burma], by a Column of the Chin Field Force, on the 4th May last [1889], in having remained for the space of about ten minutes, in a very exposed position (within five yards of the loop-holed stockade from which the enemy were firing), dressing with perfect coolness and self-possession the wounds from which Second Lieutenant Michel, Norfolk Regiment, shortly afterwards died. Surgeon Le Quesne was himself severely wounded later on whilst attending to the wounds of another Officer.

(London Gazette issue 25988 dated 29 Oct 1889, published 29 Oct 1889.)

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