Henry Edward Jerome VC

Name: Henry Edward Jerome

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: November 11, 1859

Service: Army

Henry Edward Jerome VC
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Place/date of birth: Antigua, West Indies/February 28, 1830

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Captain (later Major General)

Date of bravery: April 3, 1858 and May 28, 1858

London Gazette citation:

86th Regiment (now of the 19th Regiment). Captain (now Brevet-Major) Henry Edward Jerome. Date of Acts of Bravery, 3rd April, and 28th May, 1858

For conspicuous gallantry at Jhansi, on the 3rd of April, 1858, in having, with the assistance of Private Byrne, removed, under a very heavy fire, Lieutenant Sewell, of the 86th Regiment, who was severely wounded, at a very exposed point of the attack upon the Fort; also, for gallant conduct at the capture of the Fort of Chandairee, the storming of Jhansi, and in action with a superior Rebel Force on the Jumna, on the 28th of May, 1858, when he was severely wounded.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Bath, Somerset (now Avon)/February 25, 1901

Grave/memorials: Lansdown Cemetery, near Bath, Somerset (now Avon)

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Gifted, 2011

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum