19 June 2011

Victoria Cross: T. Wilkinson


Bombardier, Royal Marine Artillery

Born: 1831, York, Yorkshire
Died: 22 September 1887, York, Yorkshire

Citation: Specially recommended for gallant conduct in the advanced Batteries, 7th June, 1855, in placing sand-bags to repair the work under a galling fire; his name having been sent up on the occasion, as worthy of special notice, by the Commanding Officer of the Artillery of the Right Attack.
(Letter from Colonel Wesley, Deputy Adjutant-General, Royal Marines.)

[London Gazette issue 21971 dated 24 Feb 1857, published 24 Feb 1857.]

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