Index
 
Extracts from Various Navy Lists 1844-1879

Ratings entitled to wear Honours and Awards, including the V.C.

Surname First Names 1870 - Notes
Allen William

A.B., "Agamemnon." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Barry David

A.B., "Cracker." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Cleverley John

Gunner's Mate, " London." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Cooper Henry

Boatswain ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Curtis Henry, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 24 Feb, 1857
On June 18, 1855, immediately, after the assault on Sebastopol, a soldier of the 57th Regiment, who had been shot through both legs, was observed sitting up and calling for assistance. Climbing over the breastwork of the advanced sap, Commander Raby and the two seamen proceeded upwards of 70 yards across the open space towards the salient angle of the Redan, and, in spite of the heavy fire which was still continuing, succeeded in carrying the wounded soldier to a place of safety, at the imminent risk of their own lives.
(Letter from Sir S. Lushington, June 7, 1856).
Dunlop George G

Gunners, Royal Navy ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Gorman James, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 24 Feb, 1857 Thomas Reeve, Seaman ; James Gorman, Seaman ; Mark Scholefield, Seaman.
At the battle of Inkermann, November 5, 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, June 7, 1856.)
Hall William, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 1 Feb, 1859
Hanlan Peter

A.B., "Curlew." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Hayman William

Carpenter ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Hinckley George, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 6 Feb, 1863.
Ingoueville George, VC Captain of the Mast
For award of VC see London Gazette 24 Feb, 1857.
On July 13,1855, while the boats of the Arrogant were engaged with the enemy's gunboats and batteries off Viborg, her second cutter was swamped by the blowing up of her magazine and drifted under a battery. Notwithstanding that he was wounded in the arm, and that the boat was under a very heavy fire, Ingouville, without any order to do so, jumped overboard, caught hold of her painter, and saved her.
(Despatch from Captain Yelverton, November 18,1855, and Admiral the Hon. Sir R. S. Dundas, December 12, 1855, No. 759.)
Major Willm

Quartermaster, "Ardent." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Mitchell Samuel, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 26 Jul 4864
Newby Matthew 193 - Fisgard 2 Nov 69 addl
Boatswain ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Odgers William, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 3 Aug 1860
Pride Thomas, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 21 Apr 65
Reeve Thomas, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 21 Apr 65.
Thomas Reeve, Seaman ; James Gorman, Seaman ; Mark Scholefield, Seaman.
At the battle of Inkermann, November 5, 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, June 7, 1856.)
Rickard Wm.

Quartermaster, "Weser." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names.
"Accompanied his commander, Lieutenant Commerell, of the Weser, to the Crimean shore of the Sivash, and, while under a heavy fire of musket remained to assist George Milestone, who had fallen."
(Dispatch from Admiral Lord Lyons, 6th Nov. 1855, No. 899.)
The service performed by William Rickard is thus described by Commander Commerell in his despatch :-
"I must bring to your notice the excellent conduct of the small party who accompanied me, more especially that of William Rickard, quartermaster, who, though much fatigued himself, remained to assist the other seaman, who, from exhaustion, had fallen in the mud, and was unable to extricate himself, notwithstanding the enemy were keeping up a heavy fire on us, at the distance of 30 or 40 yards, as we crossed the mud."
Ricketts John, AM


Roberts John

Gunner, Royal Navy ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Robinson Edward, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 24 Dec, 1858
Rowe George

Boatswain's Mate, "Vesuvius." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Rowe Richard

Gunners, Royal Navy ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Scholefield Mark, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 24 Feb, 1857 Thomas Reeve, Seaman ; James Gorman, Seaman ; Mark Scholefield, Seaman.
At the battle of Inkermann, November 5, 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, June 7, 1856.)
Seeley William, VC

For award of VC see London Gazette 21 Apr 65
Sheppard John

Boatswain's Mate, "Royal Albert" ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Spilsbury Robert

Boatswain ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Sullivan John

Captain of Afterguard, "Rodney " ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names.
Award of the Victoria Cross during the Crimea War:
Recommended by Sir S. Lushington-
"For having, on or about April 10, 1855, deliberately placed a flag on a mound, in a very exposed position, under a heavy fire, to enable battery No. 5 to open fire upon a concealed Russian battery that was doing great execution on one of our advanced works." This was reported by Commander Kennedy, commanding the battery. Commander Kennedy speaks of this act in high terms of praise, and observed that John Sullivans "gallantry was always conspicuous."
(Despatches from Admiral Lord Lyons, Dec. 6, 1855, and May 10,1856.)
Taylor John Captain of the Forecastle
Award of the Victoria Cross during the Crimea War:
On June 18, 1855, immediately, after the assault on Sebastopol, a soldier of the 57th Regiment, who had been shot through both legs, was observed sitting up and calling for assistance. Climbing over the breastwork of the advanced sap, Commander Raby and the two seamen proceeded upwards of 70 yards across the open space towards the salient angle of the Redan, and, in spite of the heavy fire which was still continuing, succeeded in carrying the wounded soldier to a place of safety, at the imminent risk of their own lives.

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

Trewavas Jospeh, VC

Ordinary Seaman, " Agamemnon" ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names.
For award of VC see London Gazette 24 Feb, 1857
"Particularly mentioned as having cut the hawsers of the floating bridge in the Straits of Genitchi, under a heavy fire of musketry, on which occasion he was wounded." This service was performed by the crews of the captain's gig and one of the paddlebox boats of the Beagle under a heavy fire of musketry at about a distance of 80 yards ; the beach being completely lined with troops and the adjacent houses filled with riflemen. Joseph Trewavas is especially mentioned in the despatches as having been the person who cut the hawser.
(Despatch from Admiral Lord Lyons of July 10,1855, No. 546. )
Verey Richard

Gunners, Royal Navy ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names
Willis Charles

Captain of Afterguard, "Agamemnon." ; Granted permission to accept and wear the Insignia of Knights of the Legion of Honour, for services whilst holding the Ratings stated against their names

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