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VC48   Lord Henry Hugh Manvers Percy

BORN  22 August 1817

DIED   3 December 1877  AGE   60

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 37

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Lord Henry Hugh Manvers Percy   No.   

VC Issue No.   48   Awards   VC    KCB

Regiment   Grenadier Guards, 3rd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-General

Place Of Birth   Cobham, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St Nicholas Chapel, Northumberland Vault, Westminster Abbey, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Vault   Plot/Grave no.   Northumberland vault

Gazetted   05 May 1857

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


P  Named on the vault, St Nicholas Chapel, Northumberland Vault, Westminster Abbey, London

P  Cross on wall at Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

P  Name on “For Valour” memorial, in the cloister, Eton College, Windsor

By The Way…

Like 44 Russell he was also a conservative MP, this time for Northumberland North

VC Held By

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England



VC 47 VC 49

He led the charge of the guards into the sandbag battery on his own, followed closely by the guards. Later he rallied his and other troops who had advanced too far and run out of ammunition. He brought them back to a better position to carry on the fight.

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