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VC33   The Hon. Sir Henry Hugh Clifford

BORN  12 September 1826

DIED   12 April 1883  AGE   56

VC Won  5 November 1854  AGE 28

Place VC Won  Inkerman, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   The Honourable Sir Henry Hugh Clifford   No.             

VC Issue No.   33   Awards   VC   CB   KCMG

Regiment   Rifle Brigade

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Irnham Hall, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England

Place Of Death   Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Ugbrooke House Chapel Crypt, Chudleigh, Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Vault   Plot/Grave no.   Family crypt

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Vault plaque, Ugbrooke House Chapel Crypt, Chudleigh, Devon

Camp bed and drawings at Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh, Devon

P  Marble family plaque at Buckfast Abbey, Devon

P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire

By The Way…

Painted dozens of water colours whilst in the Crimea, that still exist.

VC Held By

Held by family, currently with Lord Clifford, Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh, Devon, England



VC 32 VC 34

At the Battle of Inkerman, he led a charge of the Rifle Brigade killing one Russian with his sword, wounding another and saving the life of a private.

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