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VC100   Gronow Davis

BORN   16 May 1828

DIED   18 October 1891  AGE   63

VC Won  8 September 1855  AGE  27

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Gronow Davis  No.   

VC Issue No.   100   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Regiment of Artillery



Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Clifton, Bristol, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 5 Royal Park, Clifton, Bristol, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section 3, Grave 305

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, England

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

P  Named on daughter's headstone at Ryde Cemetery, Isle of Wight, Hampshire

By The Way…

His son followed his father in the army serving in the Indian army.

VC Held By

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



VC 99 VC 101

On 8th September 1855, he led the spiking party to success in the Redan. He then rescued a lieutenant who had broken his leg and then assisted others from the same exposed position

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