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VC27   Henry Ramage

BORN  1827

DIED   29 December 1859  AGE   32

VC Won  26 October 1854  AGE 27

Place VC Won  Balaclava, Crimea (retreat of the Light Brigade)

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Henry Ramage   No.             

VC Issue No.   27   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd Dragoon Guards

Later   Royal Scots Greys

Now   Royal Scot Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Morningside, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Newbridge Cemetery, Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   Common Ground

Gazetted   02 June 1858

VC Presented   02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


Display at Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Musuem, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

By The Way…

The eagle for the Royal Scots Greys badge was the French Imperial Eagle captured in battle

VC Held By

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland



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He saw a private of the same regiment surrounded by seven Russians he rode to his rescue and dispersed them thus saving his life, and on another occasion rescuing a wounded trooper with a shattered leg from certain death while under heavy fire.

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