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Charles McCorrie (McCurry)
Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
Born 1830
Died April 8, 1857(1857-04-08) (aged 26-27)
Place of birth Killead, County Antrim
Place of death Malta
Buried at Msida Bastion Cemetery, Valletta, Malta
Allegiance  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Private
Unit 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Victoria Cross

Charles McCorrie (or McCurry) VC (1830 – 8 April 1857) was born in Killead, County Antrim and was an Irish 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.


He was approx. 25 years old, and a Private in the 57th Regiment (later Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own)), British Army, during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 23 June 1855 at Sebastopol, in the Crimea, Private McCorrie threw over the parapet a live shell which had been thrown from the enemy's battery.

He died in Malta on 8 April 1857.


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