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Cecil William Buckley R.N.Explanation
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
7 October 1830 Born
29 May 1855 In the Sea of Azov, when serving in Miranda during the Russian War, he volunteered to land (with lieutenant Hugh Talbot Burgoyne of Swallow and gunner John Robarts of Ardent) at a beach where the Russian army were in strength. They were out of covering gunshot range of the ships offshore and met considerable enemy opposition, but managed to set fire to corn stores and ammunition dumps and destroy enemy equipment. For this he was later awarded the Victoria Cross.
7 December 1872 Died (Funchal, Madeira)
 
DateRank
1845Entered Navy
11 January 1854Lieutenant
27 February 1856Commander
15 April 1862Captain
 
Date fromDate toService
25 February 1854 Lieutenant in Miranda, commanded by Edmund Moubray Lyons, Black Sea during the Russian War
15 June 1855 Lieutenant commander in Snake, Mediterranean
24 May 1856April 1858Commander in Merlin, west coast of Africa
25 January 1860 Commander (2ic) in Forte, commanded by Edward Winterton Turnour, flagship of Rear-Admiral Henry Keppel, Cape of Good Hope
(21 July 1861) Commander in Persian (until paying off at Sheerness)
4 December 1867July 1870Captain in Pylades (from commissioning at Sheerness until paying off at Gibraltar), Pacific
December 1871October 1872Captain in Valiant, Coast Guard, the Shannon (until invalided)

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