Samuel Evans (VC)
Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
|Died||4 October 1901
|Buried at||Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh|
|Unit||19th Regiment of Foot|
|Other work||Lodge keeper at the Palace of Holyroodhouse|
Samuel Evans VC (c. 1821 – 4 October 1901) 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.
He was about 34 years old, and a private in the 19th Regiment of Foot (later The Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 13 April 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimean Peninsula, Private Evans volunteered to go into an embrasure to repair a breach. He and another private went into the battery and leapt into the embrasure, where they carried out the necessary repairs under very heavy enemy fire.
His Victoria Cross is displayed in the Green Howards Museum, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)