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Medals of Corporal William Lendrim VC (1 January 1830 – 28 November 1891)

Cpl William Lendrim Victoria Cross RE Crimea Conflict

Digest of Quotation reads:

On 14th February 1855 within the Crimea, Corporal Lendrim for braveness and instance whereas superintending 150 French Chasseurs in constructing the left assault of No. 9 battery, changed the entire of the capsized gabions beneath extraordinarily heavy fireplace. On April eleventh, 1855, Corporal Lendrim received on prime of {a magazine} and extinguished sandbags which have been on fireplace. He additionally made good the breach beneath fireplace.

VICTORIA CROSS, CRIMEA WAR with Sebastopol clasp, INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL with Lucknow clasp, TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL and VICTORIAN LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

Medals of Corporal William Lendrim VC (1 January 1830 – 28 November 1891). He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions within the Crimea in 1855.

VICTORIA CROSS

Launched because the premier award for gallantry, out there for all ranks, to cowl all actions because the outbreak of the Crimean Conflict in 1854. A cross pattee. On the observe a lion statant gardant on the royal crown, with the phrases FOR VALOUR on a semi-circular scroll. The Cross is suspended by a hoop from a seriffed ‘V’ connected to a suspension bar embellished with laurel leaves. Crimson ribbon

CRIMEA MEDAL with SEBASTOPOL clasp

The Crimean Conflict (1854 – 1856) was fought between Imperial Russia on one aspect and an alliance of France, the UK, and the Ottoman Empire on the opposite. Nearly all of the battle befell on the Crimean peninsula, with further actions occurring in western Turkey, the Baltic Sea area, and within the Russian Far East. The observe has the Wyon profile of Queen Victoria. The reverse reveals a Roman soldier, armed with a round protect and brief sword, being topped by a flying Victory. The clasp is formed like an oak leaf with acorn finials. Ribbon is pale blue with yellow edges.

INDIAN MUTINY MEDAL with LUCKNOW clasp

This medal was awarded to troops who took half in operations to quell the Sepoy mutiny which had been the rapid explanation for the rebellion, though it additionally served to focus consideration on the Honourable East India Firm’s conduct of affairs and led on to the switch of the administration of India to the crown. This medal has the clasp for the marketing campaign at Lucknow. The observe has the Wyon profile of Queen Victoria. The reverse reveals the standing determine of Britannia bestowing victor’s laurels, with the British lion alongside. INDIA seems spherical the highest with the dates 1857-1858 within the exergue. The ribbon is white with two crimson stripes.

TURKISH CRIMEA MEDAL

Instituted by the Sultan of Turkey, this medal was conferred on troops of the three Allies who fought within the Crimea. Though the medals have been supposed to be issued to British, French and Sardinian troops respectively, they have been issued haphazardly as a consequence of a lot of the British model being misplaced at sea. The observe reveals a cannon, weapons and the 4 Allied flags with LA CRIMEA 1855 within the exergue. The reverse reveals the Tughra and Arabic date in keeping with the Moslem calendar. Ribbon is crimson with inexperienced edges.

VICTORIAN LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL

Awarded to troopers of exemplary conduct for 18 years service. The observe bears a trophy of arms with the royal arms in an oval protect within the centre. Reverse bears the inscription FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT. Crimson ribbon with white edges.

LENDRIM, William James.

Corporal. Royal Engineers.

London Gazetted on twenty fourth February, 1857.

Born on 1st January 1830 in Eire.

Died on twenty eighth November, 1891 at Camberley, Surrey.

Memorial at Camberley in Surrey.

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This website additionally has units of different Victoria Cross winners together with citations for his or her utmost bravery & gallantry

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