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Charles Lumley
Birth: 1824
Death: Oct. 17, 1858

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland, he received the award from British Queen Victoria on June 26, 1857 (the first investiture ceremony of the Victoria Cross) at Hyde Park in London, England, for his actions as a captain in the 97th Regiment of Foot (later The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment) of the British Army on September 8, 1855 at the Siege of Sebastopol, Russian Empire, during the Crimean War. In addition to the Victoria Cross, he also received the Crimean War Medal, the French Legion of Honor, and the Ottoman Empire's Order of the Medjidie. He later achieved the rank of major. He died in Brecknock, Powys, England around the age of 34. His Victoria citation reads: "On 8 September 1855 at Sebastopol, in the Crimea at the assault on the Redan, Captain Lumley was among the first inside the work, where he was immediately attacked by three Russian gunners who were reloading a field piece. He shot two of them with his revolver when he was knocked down by a stone which stunned him for a moment, but on recovery, he drew his sword and was in the act of cheering his men on, when he was severely wounded in the mouth." His Victoria Cross is on display at The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Museum in Maidstone, Kent, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Brecon Cathedral Churchyard
Powys, Wales
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Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
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