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Claude Thomas Bourchier
Birth: Apr. 23, 1831
Death: Nov. 18, 1877

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. During the Crimean War, he served as a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion, The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). On November 20,1854, he along with Lieutenant William James Montgomery Cuninghame were with a party detailed to drive the Russians from some rifle pits. Waiting until after dark, they advanced on the pits and launched a surprise attack. They drove the Russian riflemen from their cover, but in the fierce fighting that ensued the officer in command of the party was killed. However, the two men were able to maintain their advantage, withstood all attacks from the enemy during the night and held the position until relieved the next day. For his act of bravery he was awarded the Victoria Cross, which is the highest and most prestigious that can be given to a British soldier. Today, his Victoria Cross is on display at the Royal Green Jackets Museum located in Winchester, England. (bio by: Whispers From The Grave) 
St Andrew Churchyard
Broadland District
Norfolk, England
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Record added: Jul 02, 2005
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