Clement Walker-Heneage VC

Name: Clement Walker-Heneage

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: January 28, 1859

Service: Army

Clement Walker-Heneage VC

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Place/date of birth: Compton Bassett, Wiltshire/March 6, 1831

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

Date of bravery: June 17, 1858

London Gazette citation:

Captain (now Brevet-Major) Clement Walker Heneage, 8th Hussars

Selected for the Victoria Cross by their companions in the gallant charge made by a squadron of the Regiment at Gwalior, on the 17th of June, 1858, when, supported by a division of the Bombay Horse Artillery, and Her Majesty’s 95th Regiment, they routed the enemy, who were advancing against Brigadier Smith’s position, charged through the rebel camp into two batteries, capturing and bringing into their camp two of the enemy’s guns, under a heavy and converging fire from the Fort and Town.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Compton Bassett, Wiltshire/December 9, 1901

Grave/memorials: St Swithun’s Church, Compton Bassett, Wiltshire, in family vault, and plaque and memorial window; Eton College VC and GC Memorial

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2019

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