Artwork : ArchiveNo00069

Victoria Cross 1855





Contributor Name Royal Naval Museum
Contributor Image richardnoyce_copy.jpg

Location HM Naval Base (Dockyard)
Collection Date 30.01.08 3.56pm
Artefact Name Victoria Cross
Artefact Description Good condition. Made from a Crimean cannon. Chinese cannon. Lion above the Queen’s crown. It’s in the shape of the Maltese Cross. ‘Valour’ text across it.
Artefact Date 1855
Artefact Stored Dedicated store
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Artefact Image 00069_Victoria_Cross.jpg
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History of Artefact This is the first Victoria Cross ever awarded. It was presented by Queen Victoria on Southsea common. It was presented to Commander Henry James Raby. It is the highest military award (just over a thousand have been awarded).
Historian Richard Noyce
Previous Owners Owned by the Raby family
Special Memories It is on display in the Sailing Navy Gallery where more details and other medals belonging to Raby are kept.
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