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VC110   Sir John Edmund Commerell

BORN   13 January 1829

DIED   21 May 1901  AGE   72

VC Won  11 October 1855  AGE 26

Place VC Won  Putrid Sea, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Sir John Commerell  No.   

VC Issue No.   110   Awards   VC   GCB

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Commander

Rank End Of Career   Admiral  

Place Of Birth   Park Street, Grosvenor Square, London, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 45 Rutland Gate, Hyde Park, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Cheriton Road Cemetery, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone     Plot/Grave no.   Consecrated Section, Grave 3237-4

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   1857, CO HMS Snake, China


P  Headstone, Cheriton Road Cemetery, Cheriton Road, Folkestone, Kent, England

Named on wife's memorial Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, London

Memorial plaque at St Anne's Church, Portsmouth Dockyard, Hampshire

P  Name on VC memorial Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

P  Named on Folkstone VC memorial

By The Way…

John Commerell grave restored in early 2011 thanks to a campaign led by Ian Loftus of Folkstone. John Commerell and 139 William Kerr were restored.

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 109 VC 111

With 111 Rickard, landed a small boat and proceeded to set fire to over 400 tons of corn and forage. Narrowly escaping capture by mounted Cossacks who were alerted by the burning stores

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Crimean War

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