Ambrose Madden

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Ambrose Madden VC (1820 - 1 January 1863) was born in Cork and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


He was about 34 years old, and a sergeant-major in the 41st Regiment of Foot, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 26 October 1854, in the Crimea, at Little Inkerman, Sergeant Madden headed a party of men of the 41st Regiment which cut off and took prisoner one Russian officer and 14 privates, three of whom were personally captured by the sergeant.

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Madden was commissioned into the 2nd West India Regiment in 1858 and promoted to Lieutenant in 1861. He died in Jamaica on 1 January 1863.

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