Frederick Miller VC

Name: Frederick Miller

Conflict: Crimean War

Gazetted: May 6, 1859

Service: Army

Frederick Miller VC
Frederick Miller VC Medals
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Place/date of birth: Radway-under-Edge Hill, Warwickshire/November 10, 1831

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Lieutenant (Lieutenant Colonel)

Date of bravery: November 5, 1854

London Gazette citation:

Royal Artillery. Major Frederick Miller. Date of Act of Bravery, 5th November, 1854.

For having, at the battle of Inkermann, personally attacked three Russians, and with the gunners of his Division of the Battery, prevented the Russians from doing mischief to the guns which they had surrounded.

Part of a Regiment of English infantry had previously retired through the Battery in front of this body of Russians.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Cape Town, South Africa/February 17, 1874

Grave/memorials: Ossusary Garden of Remembrance, Observatory, Western Cape, South Africa

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2009

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum