Joseph Malone VC

Name: Joseph Malone

Conflict:Crimean War

Gazetted:September 25, 1857

Service: Army

Joseph Malone VC

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Place/date of birth: Eccles, Lancashire/January 11, 1833

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Sergeant (Captain and Riding Master)

Date of bravery: October 25, 1854

London Gazette citation:

For having stopped under a very heavy fire to take charge of Captain Webb, 17th Lancers, until others arrived to assist him in removing that Officer, who was (as it afterwards proved) mortally wounded. Serjeant Malone performed this act of bravery while returning on foot from the charge at the Battle of Balaklava [the Charge of the Light Brigade], in which his horse had been shot.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Pinetown, Natal, South Africa/June 28, 1883

Grave/memorials: St Andrew’s Graveyard (also known as Christ Church Cemetery), Pinetown, Natal, South Africa/Plaque at St Peter’s Old Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, and portrait at Pinetown Council Chamber, Natal

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2017

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