George Richardson (4318 Sgt.)

Victoria Cross Recipient
Name George Richardson
Born 1 August 1831
Died 28 January 1923
(aged 91)
Rank Private
Number 4318
Battalion 34th Regiment of Foot
Action date 27 April 1859
Citation date 11 November 1859
Border Regiment Victoria Cross Citations


At Kewanie, Trans-Gogra, on the 27th of April, 1859, for determined courage in having, although severely wounded — one arm being disabled — closed with and secured a Rebel Sepoy armed with a loaded revolver. [1]


George Richardson was born on the 1 August 1831 in Derrylane, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland. He fought in the Indian Mutiny and Fenian Raids but it was action during the former that he was awarded the Victoria Cross. George later emigrated to Canada and joined a Canadian army unit and achieved the rank of sergeant. He died on the 28 January 1923 in London, Ontario and currently rests at Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Canada.[2]


  1. London Gazette: (Supplement) no.22324, p.4032
  2. George Richardson (VC) Wikipedia: the free encyclopaedia. Accessed 26 February, 2017.
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