On a visit to Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool the other day, I came across two headstones bearing the VC. On closer inspection I noticed neither one was from WWII or WWI ... But both dated back to the 1850's The first one belongs to Private Joseph Prosser. Birth: 1828 Death: Jun. 10, 1867 Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Monegal, King's County (now County Offaly), Ireland, he was serving as a private with the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Regiment of Foot (later Royal Scots, The Lothian Regiment) when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. From his citation: "On 16 June 1855 at Sevastapol, Crimea, when on duty in the trenches, Private Prosser pursued and apprehended, (whilst exposed to enemy cross-fire), a soldier in the act of deserting to the enemy. On 11 August he left the most advanced trench and helped to carry to safety a severely wounded soldier of the 95th Regiment who was unable to move. This gallant and humane act was performed under very heavy fire from the enemy." He passed away in Liverpool at the age of approximately 39. His medals are in the collection of the Royal Scots Regiment Museum, Edinburgh.