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 Samuel Vickery

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Samuel Vickery

  • Birth 6 Feb 1873 Wambrook, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
  • Death 20 Jun 1952 Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
  • Burial Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales
  • Memorial ID 8095949

Tirah Campaign British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment. On October 20, 1897, during an attack at on the Dargai Heights, India, Private Vickery ran down the slope under heavy fire, rescued a wounded comrade and brought him back to safe cover. He subsequently distinguished himself in the Waran Valley, India, on November 16, 1897, killing three of the enemy who attacked him when he was separated from his company. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and promoted Corporal.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 17 Nov 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8095949
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Vickery (6 Feb 1873–20 Jun 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8095949, citing Glyntaff Crematorium, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales ; Maintained by Find A Grave .