Samuel Evans (VC)

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Samuel Evans
The Battle of Sebastopol.png
Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
Born c. 1821
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Died 4 October 1901(1901-10-04) (aged 80)
Buried at Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank Private
Unit 19th Regiment of Foot
Other work Lodge keeper at the Palace of Holyroodhouse
The grave of Samuel Evans VC, Piershill Cemetery, Edinburgh

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.[1]

His Victoria Cross is displayed in the Green Howards Museum, Richmond, Yorkshire, England.

He died in 1901 and is buried with his wife Margaret in Piershill Cemetery in eastern Edinburgh.


  1. ^ "no. 22014". The London Gazette. 23 June 1857. p. 2165. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 

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