1857 William Hewett VC RN: A rare nursery plate with florette moulded border printed in black with a battle scene entitled 'Hewett firing the Lancaster gun on the advancing Russians', indistinct impressed makers mark, 161mm, minor star crack to the reverse Illustrated (commemorative commemorate)
* On 26th October 1854 Hewett, together with a number of men in his command, bravely stood their ground against the advancing Russians. For this he was promoted to Lieutenant on 5th November. At the subsequent Battle of Inkerman he was again commended and later awarded the newly created Victoria Cross (gazetted 24th February 1857). This was first presented by Queen Victoria on 26th June 1857 at the ceremony in Hyde Park where Hewett was fifth in that presentation line. See Victoria Remembered, plate 238
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