There are plaques to the two VCs on the outside of the larger of the two churches. The churches are not in use.
Why was he awarded the Victoria Cross?
post hospital to the last, he and Robert Jones
managed to remove six men to safety, the seventh being killed. He
was 39 at the time of the defence.
Read his account of the battle here
Ancestral Information from Tony Jones
Born in Bristol
in 1839. He was attested at Birmingham in December 1858 aged 19
years. One of the founder members of the 2nd/24th. Served in Mauritius,
Burma and India. Awarded the Long Service & Good Conduct Medal.
Netley Hospital due to chronic rheumatism on 2nd February 1880.
He was unable to find regular employment. He did some acting and
also toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. After discharge
he resided in Birmingham, but later moved to Rutland Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock