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Lord Chelmsford Said .Buller is ‘one of the finest soldiers of the century’, so modest and reticent –that it was difficult to say for what individual deed he had got the Victoria Cross as he had been doing acts worthy of it all along the line
 
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Not one of "ours" I think but still!
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Is there any inscription on the rear Steve?
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Apparently to a Sgt John Byrne of the 68th at Inkerman. See as follows. Must be a million to one it turned up!
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Unbelievable .
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I recently purchased a book on the early history of the VC up to 1903 , which has I think the first 540 or so VC's , also photo's of nearly 400 of those men , unfortunately no pic of Sgt John Byrne . Hopefully someone may find come across one ? agree
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Thanks Frank , excellent work that man ! Very Happy
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Latest update from the Museum of London - not yet sure of original owner.
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