John Perie

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John Perie
John Perie VC
Born 1831
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Died 17 September 1874 (aged 42-43)
Buried St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1848-1860
Rank Sapper
Unit Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners
Battles/wars Crimean War
Second Anglo-Chinese War
Awards Victoria Cross
Médaille Militaire (France)

John Perie VC (1831 – 17 September 1874) was a Scottish 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.


Perie was approximately 25 years old, and a sapper in the Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 18 June 1855 during the Siege of Sevastopol, Sapper Perie showed conspicuous gallantry, with a lieutenant (Gerald Graham) in leading a ladder party at the assault on the Redan. He also volunteered to go with the lieutenant to help bring in a wounded sailor lying in the open, even though he was himself suffering from a musket wound in the side.[1]

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His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham, Kent.


  1. ^ "No. 21971". The London Gazette. 24 February 1857. p. 656. 

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