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John Alexander
Birth: unknown
County Westmeath, Ireland
Death: Sep. 24, 1857
Uttar Pradesh, India

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 90th Perthshire Light Infantry, British Army. On June 18, 1855, after the attack on the Redan at Sebastopol, Crimea, Private Alexander went out from the trenches under very heavy fire and brought in several wounded men. Then on September 6, 1855, when he was with a working party in the most advanced trench, he went out under heavy fire and helped to bring in a captain who was severely wounded. For these two deeds of most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Later in the Indian Mutiny, Private Alexander was killed and lost during the Siege of Lucknow, India. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Grave Lost, presumed buried in Alumbagh, Lucknow, India
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Record added: Jul 26, 2003
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