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Colonel Mark Walker VC

Colonel Mark Walker VC

Mark Walker was born in Ireland at Gore Point in County Westmeath on 24 November 1827. He was a 26-year-old lieutenant in the 30th Regiment of Foot during the Crimean War and at the Battle of Inkerman in 1854 his conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy earned him the Victoria Cross. During his service in the Crimea, he was wounded by a howitzer shell and as a result of his injuries had his right arm amputated.

He was later knighted and achieved the rank of General. He died at Arlington in Devon on 18 July 1902.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London.

Code: 122318
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