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VC141   Sir Henry Havelock-Allen

BORN   6 August 1830

DIED   30 December 1897  AGE   67

VC Won  16 July 1857  AGE   26

Place VC Won  Cawnpore

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Henry Havelock-Allen   No.   

VC Issue No.   141   Awards   VC   GCB

Regiment   10th Regiment

Later   Lincolnshire Regiment

Now   Royal Anglian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-General

Place Of Birth   Chinsurah, Bengal, India

Place Of Death   Ali-Masjid, Khyber Pass, Pakistan

Buried/Location Ashes  Harley Street Cemetery, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   15 January 1858

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Harley Street Cemetery, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan

Memorial stone at site of his death Ali-Masjid, Khyber Pass, Pakistan

P  Memorial at St Cuthberts Parish Church, Darlington, County Durham

By The Way…

Changed name to Havelock-Allan in 1880

VC Held By




VC 140 VC 142

In an action at Cawnpore, he personally led the advance of the regiment under very heavy fire and at great danger to himself. He succeeded in taking the enemy position and their guns

VC Ephemera

VC 140
VC 142
Indian Mutiny

Thank you to Ian Stubbs for photos of the memorial at St Cuthberts Parish Church, Darlington