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John McDermond
Depiction of the battle of Inkerman
Born 1832
Died July 22, 1868(1868-07-22) (aged 45-46)
Place of birth Glasgow, Scotland
Place of death Glasgow
Buried at Woodside Cemetery, Paisley
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 47th (the Lancashire) Regiment of Foot
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Victoria Cross
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.

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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.[1]

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.

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