McWHEENEY, William, V.C.
We noted the Memorial to this man awarded the V.C. in visit to St James (council) cemetery, Copt Hill, DOVER on Saturday:                

 

The Register of the Victoria Cross  book 1866 gives this information:
William McWHEENEY (or McWHINEY)     Sergeant
Unit/Force:  1st Bn., 44th Regiment (later The Essex Regiment)
Place/Date of Deed:  Crimea - 20 Oct and 5 Dec 1854 
and 18 June 1855
Place of Birth:  Bangor, Co.Down, Ireland - 1837
Place/Date of Death:  Dover Kent - 17 May 1866
Memorial:  St James Cemetery, Dover
Town/County connections:  Bangor and Newtonwards, 
Co.Down, Ireland and Dover, Kent.
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