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Sgt James Champion

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Sgt James Champion

  • Birth 1834 Hammersmith, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England
  • Death 4 May 1904 Hammersmith, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England
  • Burial Hammersmith, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England
  • Memorial ID 15962113

English recipient of the Victoria Cross. He was approximately 24 years old, and a Troop Sergeant-Major in the 8th Hussars (The King's Royal Irish), British Army. On 8 September 1858 at Beejapore, India, during the Indian Mutiny, when both the officers attached to the troop were disabled, Troop Sergeant-Major Champion, although severely wounded himself at the start of the action, nevertheless continued to do his duty and wounded several of the enemy. He was also commended for his distinguished conduct at Gwalior.

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  • Originally Created by: derrick unwin
  • Added: 1 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15962113
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt James Champion (1834–4 May 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15962113, citing Hammersmith Old Cemetery, Hammersmith, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .