Joseph Ward VC
-23 November 1872
) was born in Kinsale
, County Cork
, and was an Irish
recipient of the Victoria Cross
, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British
He was about 26 years old, and a sergeant
in the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars
, British Army
during the Indian Rebellion of 1857
when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 17 June 1858 at Gwalior, India, Sergeant Ward - together with a captain (Clement Walker Heneage), a farrier (George Hollis) and a private (John Pearson) - was in a gallant charge made by a squadron of the 8th Hussars when, supported by a division of the Bombay Horse Artillery and the 95th Regiment, they routed the enemy. Charging through a rebel camp into two batteries, they captured and brought into their own camp two of the enemy's guns, under a heavy and converging fire from the fort and town.
He died Longford
, 23 November 1872
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