Depiction of the battle of Inkerman
|Died||July 22, 1868(aged 45-46)|
|Place of birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Place of death||Glasgow|
|Buried at||Woodside Cemetery, Paisley|
|Unit||47th (the Lancashire) Regiment of Foot|
Médaille militaire (France)
John McDermond VC (1832 – 22 July 1868) was a Scottish 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.
McDermond was approximately 22 years old, and a private in the 47th (the Lancashire) Regiment of Foot, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 5 November 1854 at the Battle of Inkerman, Crimea, Private McDermond and Captain Hugh Rowlands saved the life of a Colonel Haly who was lying wounded on the ground surrounded by the enemy. Private McDermond rushed to the rescue and killed the man who had wounded the colonel.
There is a painting depicting this event hung in the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment Lancashire Infantry Museum in Fulwood Barracks, Preston. McDermond died 22 July 1868 in Glasgow, Scotland.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Glasgow)
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