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VC147   Denis Dempsey

BORN   1826

DIED   10 January 1886  AGE   64

VC Won  12 August 1857  AGE   32

Place VC Won  Lucknow & Arrah

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Denis Dempsey   No.   

VC Issue No.   147   Awards   VC   

Regiment   10th Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Lincolnshire Regiment

Now Royal Anglian Regiment  

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Rathmichael, Bray, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 103 Simcoe Street, Central Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes  St Michael's Cemetery, Younge Street, Ontario, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section, Plot I, Grave 88

Gazetted   17 February 1860

VC Presented   09 November 1860 by Queen Victoria at Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, St Michael's Cemetery, Younge Street, Ontario, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

Headstone erected in 1992

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Awarded the decoration for two separate acts. The first at Lucknow, when he was the only one to volunteer to carry a bag of gunpowder to destroy a battery of guns, whilst under heavy fire. The second, during the retreat of Arrah when he carried a wounded officer for two miles to safety

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