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.