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Samuel Parkes
Birth: Sep., 1815
Death: Nov. 15, 1864

Crimean War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the Queen's Own 4th Light Dragoons. On October 25, 1854, in the Charge of the Light Brigade at Balaklava, Crimea, when a Trumpet-Major's horse fell dismounting him, Private Parkes went to his rescue. Placing himself between two attacking Cossacks and downed Trumpet-Major, he drove them off with his sword. In the retreat, they were attacked by six Russians, whom Private Parkes kept at bay until they were captured as Russian prisoners. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Brompton Cemetery
West Brompton
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Jul 26, 2003
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