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Edward Robinson (VC)




Edward Robinson

VC
Born17 June 1838
Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Died2 October 1896 (aged 58)
Windsor Castle estate (Great Park), Windsor, Berkshire
Buried
Old Windsor Church Road Cemetery
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch Royal Navy
RankAble Seaman
UnitHMS Shannon
Battles/warsIndian Mutiny
AwardsVictoria Cross

Edward Robinson VC (17 June 1838 – 2 October 1896)[1] was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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Robinson was 19 years old, and an able seaman in the Royal Navy, serving in the Naval Brigade from HMS Shannon during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC:

For conspicuous bravery, in having at Lucknow, on the 13th of March, 1858, under a heavy musketry fire, within fifty yards, jumped on the sand bags of a battery, and extinguished a fire among them. He was dangerously wounded in performing this service.[2]

The medal


His Victoria Cross is displayed at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London.[3]

References


  1. ^ "Coast Guards of yesteryear" . Retrieved March 11, 2013.
  2. ^ "No. 22212" . The London Gazette. 24 December 1858. p. 5512.
  3. ^ Victoria Cross (MED1253)

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Categories: 1838 births | 1896 deaths | Royal Navy sailors | British recipients of the Victoria Cross | Indian Rebellion of 1857 recipients of the Victoria Cross | Royal Navy recipients of the Victoria Cross | People from Portsea | People from Portsmouth








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