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VC36   Andrew Henry

BORN  1 November 1823

DIED   14 October 1870  AGE   46

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 31

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Andrew Henry   No.             

VC Issue No.   36   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery


Now   Royal Regiment of Artillery

Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Woolwich, London, England

Place Of Death   The Royal Citadel, Plymouth, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section F, Row 2, Grave 35

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Headstone Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, England (Headstone erected 1952)

P  Named on memorial at the Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

By The Way…

There is still a wreath laying ceremony once a year at his grave by members of the Plymouth Royal Artillery Association

VC Held By

Royal Artillery Regiment Museum, Old Royal Military Academy, Red Lion Lane, Woolwich, London, England



VC 35 VC 37

At the Battle of Inkerman he defended his guns against far superior numbers until incapacitated by twelve bayonet wounds. He survived.

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