In November 1854 the Fusiliers were involved in the Battle of Inkerman, which the British won but at a fearful cost.

In June 1855 the Fusiliers were involved in an abortive attempt to capture a strongly defended earthworks at Sebastopol called the Redan. They suffered 87 casualties including their Colonel, Lacy Yea. William Hope, Lieutenant 7th Regt, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in rescuing a wounded officer and he received his medal personally from HM Queen Victoria in Hyde Park in 1857. The Victoria Cross is Britain's highest military honour and each medal is created from a Russion gun captured during the Crimean War.