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James Craig
Birth: Sep. 10, 1824
Perth
Perth and Kinross, Scotland
Death: Mar. 18, 1861
Grahamstown
Eastern Cape, South Africa

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He served as a Colour Sergeant in the Scots Fusilier Guards. On the night of September 6, 1855, during the siege of Sevastopol, Crimea, Colour Sergeant Craig with a drummer went out to the enemy line to save the life of a supposedly wounded officer. When they reached the officer of the Scots Fusilier Guards, he was in fact mortally wounded and died before he could be reached but they brought the body back to there own lines. While doing so Colour Sergeant Craig was himself wounded. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on November 18, 1857 and was promoted to Lieutenant in January 1858. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Saint Marys Cemetery
Port Elizabeth
Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality
Eastern Cape, South Africa
 
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Record added: Jul 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11296280
James Craig
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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- J Spencer
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014

- Ruth
 Added: Sep. 22, 2012
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: May. 2, 2012
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