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VC136   Sir Henry Tombs

BORN   10 November 1825

DIED   2 August 1874  AGE   48

VC Won  9 July 1857  AGE   31

Place VC Won  Siege of Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Henry Tombs   No.      

VC Issue No.   136   Awards   VC   KCB

Regiment   Bengal Horse Artillery

Later   Royal Artillery


Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Calcutta, India

Place Of Death   Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Carisbrooke Cemetery, Whitcombe Road, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   Section B, Grave 113

Gazetted   24 April 1858

VC Presented   1858, India


P  Headstone, Carisbrooke Cemetery, Whitcombe Road, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

P  Named on Royal Artillery Victoria Cross Memorial at St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich, London

Memorial at St Helens Church, Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Named on wife's headstone at Church of St Martha on-the-hill Churchyard, St Martha's Hill, Chilworth, near Guildford, Surrey

By The Way…

Headstone shows age 49

VC Held By

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



VC 135 VC 137

During the siege of Delhi, went out under fire on two occasions to assist in the rescue of 137 Hills-Johnes who was under heavy attack

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