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VC301   Edmund Henry Lenon

BORN   26 August 1838

DIED   15 April 1893  AGE   54

VC Won  21 August 1860   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Taku Forts, China

War/Campaign  Third China War

Name   Edmund Henry Lenon   No.    

VC Issue No.   301   Awards   VC   

Regiment   67th Regiment

Later   Hampshire Regiment

Now   Princess Of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Mortlake, Surrey, England

Place Of Death   St Thomas's Hospital, Lambeth, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London


Date Buried/Cremated   20 April 1893

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   Square 154/2, Grave 34010

Gazetted   13 August 1861

VC Presented   19 August 1862, GOC Ireland, General Sir George Brown, Kilmainham, Ireland


P  Headstone, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Serles House, Winchester, Hampshire

By The Way…

A new headstone was unveiled in 2007

VC Held By

Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum, Serle's House, Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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