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William McWheeney was born in Bangor, County Down. He was an Irishman and a 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 about 17 years old, and a sergeant in the 44th Regiment of Foot, British Army during the Crimean... More...
Nauru, 2008, McWheeney saving wounded Corporol Courtney