Victoria_Cross_of_canada

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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 19/06/1844 England. d. 09/09/1914 Pennsylvania.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 23/08/1862 Rappahannock Station, Virginia.

 

Breyer was born in England on 19 June 1844 and enlisted into the 90th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

Voluntarily, and at great personal risk, picked up an unexploded shell and threw it away, thus doubtless saving the life of a comrade whose arm had been taken off by the same shell.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LIMERICK CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, LIMERICK, PENNSYLVANIA.

Section 5G, Lot 10

Charles Breyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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