A Description of Modern Birmingham Charles Pye

ISBN: 9781406566628

Published: February 8th 2008

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156 pages


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A Description of Modern Birmingham  by  Charles Pye

A Description of Modern Birmingham by Charles Pye
February 8th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 156 pages | ISBN: 9781406566628 | 9.52 Mb

Charles Pye VC (1820-1876) was an English 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 a Sergeant-Major in the 53rdMoreCharles Pye VC (1820-1876) was an English 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 a Sergeant-Major in the 53rd Regiment of Foot, British Army during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

In 1857 at Lucknow, India, Sergeant-Major Pye acted with great fearlessness under fire when bringing up ammunition to the Mess House and on every occasion when the Regiment was engaged. Pye was commissioned into the 53rd Foot in 1858. He became adjutant in 1859 and was promoted Lieutenant in 1861 then he retired in 1862. He wrote A Description of Modern Birmingham (1820) and The Strangers Guide to Modern Birmingham (1835).



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