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George Fiott Day
Birth: Jun. 20, 1820
Death: Dec. 18, 1876

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Hampshire, England, he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy. On September 17, 1855, at the Genitichi, Sea of Azov, Crimea, Lieutenant Day of HMS Recruit was put ashore to reconnoiter enemy positions gun on the Arabat Spit. He went alone and after covering four or five miles of swampy grounds, he got to within 200 yards of the enemy position. He found that the gun boats appeared to be under-manned and lightly defended. He returned to his ship convinced that a surprise attack was possible. Two days later on September 19, he once again went ashore alone and found the enemy on the alert and the gun boats fully manned. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was invested with his Victoria Cross by the Commanding Officer of HMS Firelfy in 1857 and later achieved the rank of Captain. He died at the age of 56 in Somerset, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery
North Somerset Unitary Authority
Somerset, England
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Record added: Sep 03, 2003
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