Samuel Vickery

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Samuel Vickery
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Born (1873-02-06)6 February 1873
Wambrook, Somerset
Died 20 June 1952(1952-06-20) (aged 79)
Cardiff, Wales
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank Corporal
Unit The Dorsetshire Regiment
Battles/wars
Awards Victoria Cross

Samuel Vickery VC (6 February 1873 – 20 June 1952) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

VC details[edit]

Vickery was 24 years old, and a private in the 1st Battalion, The Dorsetshire Regiment, British Army during the Tirah Campaign in British India when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 20 October 1897 during the attack on the Dargai Heights, Tirah, Private Vickery ran down the slope and rescued a wounded comrade under heavy fire, bringing him back to cover. He subsequently distinguished himself in the Waran Valley, killing three of the enemy who attacked him when he was separated from his company.[1]

Further information[edit]

He fought in the Second Boer War and World War I and achieved the rank of corporal.

The medal[edit]

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Keep Military Museum, Dorchester, Dorset, England.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 26968. pp. 3165–3165. 20 May 1898. Retrieved 31 January 2011.

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