Joseph Malone (VC)
Depiction of the Charge of the Light Brigade
|Born||11 January 1833
|Died||28 June 1883 (aged 50)
Pinetown, South Africa
|Buried at||St Andrew's Churchyard, Pinetown|
|Unit||13th Light Dragoons
Joseph Malone VC (11 January 1833 – 28 June 1883) 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.
On 25 October 1854 at Balaclava, Crimean Peninsula (Charge of the Light Brigade), Sergeant Malone, while returning on foot from the charge, in which his horse had been shot, stopped under very heavy fire and helped a troop sergeant-major (John Berryman) and other sergeant (John Farrell) to move a very severely wounded officer (who subsequently died) out of range of the guns.
Malone was from Eccles in Lancashire. He later transferred to the 6th Dragoons and in 1858 was commissioned as a Riding Master. In 1881, along with other Riding Masters, he was granted the honorary rank of Captain.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the 13th/18th Royal Hussars Museum (Queen Mary's Own) (Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England).