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George Gardiner

  • Birth 18 Jul 1821 Warrenpoint, County Down, Northern Ireland
  • Death 17 Nov 1891 Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Burial Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland
  • Memorial ID 11319804

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Ireland, he received the award for his actions on two separate occasions (March 22 and June 18, 1855) during the Crimean War as a sergeant in the 57th Regiment of Foot, British Army. Born in Warrenpoint, County Down, Ireland, he enlisted in the 57th in 1846 and assigned to Lifford Barracks in Ireland. Following the outbreak of the Crimean War in October 1853, he was sent with his unit to Sebastopol, Crimea where he was soon engaged in combat. His Victoria Cross Citation reads: "On the 22nd March, 1855, at Sebastopol, Crimea, Sergeant Gardiner acted with great gallantry upon the occasion of a sortie by the enemy, in having rallied the covering parties which had been driven in by the Russians, thus regaining the trenches. On the 18th June, during the attack on the Redan, he himself remained and encouraged others to remain in the holes made by the explosions of the shells, and whence they were able to keep up a continuous fire until their ammunition was exhausted, and the enemy cleared away from the parapet." He died in Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland around the age of 69. His Victoria Cross is on display at the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment (Queen's and Royal Hampshires) at Dover Castle, England.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11319804
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Gardiner (18 Jul 1821–17 Nov 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11319804, citing Clonleigh Churchyard, Lifford, County Donegal, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .