One of a series of posts concerning Gurkha recipients of the Victoria Cross, each of which will appear on the anniversary of the action leading to the award.
Recipient: Capt. Richard Kirby Ridgeway
Unit: 44th Gurkha Rifles (later 1/8th Gurkha Rifles)
Date: 22 November, 1879
Engagement: Konoma, Naga Hills Expedition
Citation: Captain Richard Kirby Ridgeway. For conspicuous gallantry throughout the attack on Konoma, on the 22nd November, 1879, more especially in the final assault when, under a heavy fire from the enemy, he rushed up to a barricade and attempted to tear down the planking surrounding it, to enable him to effect an entrance, in which act he received a very severe rifle shot wound in the left shoulder.
Subsequent career: Achieved rank of colonel. Died 1924.
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