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VC378   Henry Lysons

BORN   13 July 1858

DIED   24 July 1907  AGE   49

VC Won  28 March 1879   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Zlobane Mountain, Zululand, South Africa

War/Campaign  The Zulu War

Name   Henry Lysons   No.    

VC Issue No.   378   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Morden, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   Mandeville Place, Marylebone, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Peter's Churchyard, Rodmarton, near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   5 April 1882

VC Presented   18 August 1882, Colonel Craig, Cawnpore, India


P  Headstone, St Peter's Churchyard, Rodmarton, near Cirencester

P  Named on oak panel, Victoria Cross memorial, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

P  Named on wall, Victoria Cross memorial, Wellington College, Crowthorne, Berkshire

By The Way…

285 Sir Evelyn Wood VC, described Lysons VC action as, “the greatest deed I ever saw performed in my life”

VC Held By

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regimental Museum, Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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