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Pvt Robert Humpston

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Pvt Robert Humpston

  • Birth 1832
  • Death 20 Dec 1884
  • Burial Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Memorial ID 11283818

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Nottingham, England, he served as a Private in the 2nd Battalion, Prince Consort Rifle Birgade, British Army. On April 22, 1855, a Russian rifle squad was situated among the rocks overhanging the Woronzoff Road, Crimea. Private Humpston with another Private on their own attacked and captured the position which was of great importance. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he and awarded the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria in Hyde Park on the June 26, 1857. He died at the age of 52 at his home in Nottingham, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11283818
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Robert Humpston (1832–20 Dec 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11283818, citing General Cemetery, Nottingham, Nottingham Unitary Authority, Nottinghamshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .