Clement Walker-Heneage VC
Name: Clement Walker-Heneage
Conflict: Indian Mutiny
Gazetted: January 28, 1859
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