John Perie VC
|Died||September 17, 1874(aged 42-43)|
|Place of birth||Huntly, Aberdeenshire|
|Place of death||Aberdeen|
|Buried at||St Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen|
|Years of service||1848-1860|
Second Anglo-Chinese War
Médaille Militaire (France)
John Perie VC (1831 – 17 September 1874) 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.
On 18 June 1855 during the Siege of Sevastopol, Sapper Perie showed conspicuous gallantry, with a lieutenant (Gerald Graham) in leading a ladder party at the assault on the Redan. He also volunteered to go with the lieutenant to help bring in a wounded sailor lying in the open, even though he was himself suffering from a musket wound in the side.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham, Kent.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- The Sapper VCs (Gerald Napier, 1998)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
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