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Colonial British Army – Infantry kneeling firing

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ABYSSINIAN WAR VICTORIA CROSS

The Victoria Cross (VC) was awarded to two members of the British Armed Forces for action during the Abyssinian War 1868. The Victoria Cross is a military decoration awarded for valour "in the face of the enemy" to members of the armed forces of some Commonwealth countries and previous British Empire territories. 

 

Private James BERGIN VC and Drummer Michael MAGNER VC, 33rd (The Duke of Wellington’s) Regiment.

The VC was awarded for conspicuous gallantry in the assault of Magdala on the 13th April 1868. The citation reads:

‘Lieutenant General Lord Napier reports that while the head of the column of attack was checked by obstacles at the gate, a small stream of officers and men of the 33rd Regiment and an officer of engineers, breaking away from the approach to Magdala, and climbing up a cliff, reached the defences and forced their way over the wall and through the strong and thorny fence, thus turning the defenders at the gateway. The first two men to enter Magdala were Drummer Magner and Private Bergin of the 33rd Regiment.

 

Jacklex Miniatures Colonial Nineteenth Century 20mm metal wargame figures.