Sergeant John Park VC - 77th, Inkerman, 1854
Born: February 1835, Londonderry. Died:16 May 1863 in India, from sunstroke
Awarded the Victoria Cross for many acts of bravery and devotion in the Crimean War.
He was noticed for his conduct at the battles of Alma and Inkerman; highly distinguished himself on April 19th 1855 at the taking of the Russian rifle pits, earning special praise from Colonel Egerton at the time. Severely wounded, and remarked for his determined resolution at the two attacks on the Redan.
VC held by Newarke Houses Museum, Leicester