|Charles McCorrie (McCurry)|
Depiction of the Siege of Sebastopol
|Died||April 8, 1857(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|
|Unit||57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot|
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.
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
- The Irish Sword (Brian Clark 1986)
- Irelands VCs ISBN 1-899243-00-3 (Dept of Economic Development 1995)
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
- The Middlesex Regiment 1755-1966 (detailed history of the original "Die Hards")
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