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O'CONNOR, Sir Luke (1831-1915). Major-general; first man to be awarded the VC.
Autograph Letter Signed to Knightley, 3 pages 8vo on writing paper of the Baslow Hydropathic Establishment, with vignette, 1 December 189_ (last digit missing). Claiming ill health which has sent him to the clinic and which will prevent his attending the distribution of prizes in Knightley's regiment.
O'Connor was awarded the VC when it was introduced in 1856, his gallantry having been displayed during the Crimean War at the Battle of the Alma (September 1854) and later at the assault on the Redan (September 1855).
[No: 23799]


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