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VC424   Henry Singleton Pennell

BORN   18 June 1874

DIED   19 January 1907  AGE   32

VC Won   20 October 1897   AGE   23

Place VC Won   Dargal Heights, India

War/Campaign  Tirah Campaign, India

Name   Henry Singleton Pennell   No.    

VC Issue No.   424   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Derbyshire Regiment

Later   Sherwood Foresters, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Dawlish, Devon, England

Place Of Death   St Moritzdorp, Switzerland

Buried/Location Ashes   St Gregory the Great Parish Churchyard, Church Road, Dawlish, Devon


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   20 May 1898

VC Presented   2 September 1898, Lieutenant-Colonel E C Douse, Bareilly, India


P  Headstone, St Gregory the Great Parish Churchyard, Church Road, Dawlish, Devon

Stained glass window, Eastbourne College Chapel, Eastbourne, East Sussex

By The Way…

He died in a tobogganing accident on the Cresta Run, St Moritz, Switzerland.

VC Held By

Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England



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