Mark Scholefield VC

Name: Mark Scholefield VC

Conflict: Crimean War

Gazetted: February 24, 1857

Service: Royal Navy

Mark Scholefield VC
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Place/date of birth: Middlesex/April 16, 1828

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Seaman (later Quartermaster and Petty Officer)

Date of bravery: November 5, 1854

London Gazette citation [joint citation]:

Mark Scholefield, Seaman.

At the Battle of Inkerman, 5th November, 1854, when the Right Lancaster Battery was attacked, these three seamen mounted the banquette, and, under a heavy fire, made use of the disabled soldiers’ muskets, which were loaded for them by others under the parapet. They are the survivors of five who performed the above action.

(Letter from Sir S. Lushington, 7th June, 1856.)

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death:  At sea/February 15, 1858

Grave/memorials: Unknown

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased from the Spink List, 1998

Current location of VC: The Lord Ashcroft Gallery, Imperial War Museum