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Sgt John Farrell
Birth: Mar., 1826
Death: Aug. 31, 1865

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he served as a Sergeant in the 17th Lancers, Duke of Cambridge's Own, British Army. On October 25, 1854 at Balaclava, Crimea, known as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" Sergeant Farrell horse had been killed under him, stopped on the field amidst a storm of shot and shell. Rising to his feet, he helped a troop sergeant major and another sergeant to move a severely wounded officer out of range of the enemy's guns. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted the rank of Quartermaster Sergeant and awarded the Victoria Cross. He was later killed in actions at Secunderabad, India, on August 31, 1865. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Secunderabad Cemetery
Secunderabad
Andhra Pradesh, India [unmarked]
 
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Record added: Jul 01, 2005
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- poddop
 Added: Aug. 31, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: Aug. 31, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
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