HERO of the MONTH

Major-General Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale VC KCMG CB

HERO OF THE MONTH

The Defence of Kars’, a lithograph showing Fenwick Williams and Lt Christopher Teesdale by William Simpson. (BROWN UNIVERSITY LIBRARY/HISTORIC MILITARY PRESS)

Christopher Charles Teesdale will forever be recorded in the history books for two specific reasons: he received the only VC for the siege of Kars – the last major action of the Crimean War – and was the first South African-born recipient of the VC.

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