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Corp Robert Shields
Birth: 1827
Death: Dec. 23, 1864

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British Queen Victoria on June 26, 1857 at Hyde Park in London, England for his actions as a corporal in the 23rd Regiment of Foot of the British Army on September 8, 1855 at the Siege of Sebastopol in the Crimean Peninsula during the Crimean War. He was born in Cardiff, Wales, England and following the Crimean War, he served in British India and died there in Bombay around the age of 37. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On 8 September 1855 at Sebastopol, Crimea, near the Redan, Corporal Shields volunteered to go out with Assistant Surgeon William Henry Thomas Sylvester to an exposed and dangerous part of the front, to bring in an officer who was wounded, and was afterwards found to be mortally so." (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Holy Name Cathedral
Mumbai (Bombay)
Maharashtra, India [unmarked]
Specifically: Grave is not marked
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Sep 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11760891

Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Sep. 14, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
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