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VC409   John Manners-Smith

BORN   30 August 1864

DIED   6 January 1920  AGE   55

VC Won   20 December 1891   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Near Nilt, India

War/Campaign  Hunza-Naga Campaign

Name   John Manners-Smith   No.    

VC Issue No.   409   Awards   VC   CIE   CVO

Regiment   Indian Staff Corps & 5th Gurkha Rifles, Indian Army


Now   5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Lahore, India (now Pakistan)

Place Of Death   Central London Nursing Home, London, England

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


Date Buried/Cremated   9 January 1920

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 187, Row 4, Grave 46720

Gazetted   12 July 1892

VC Presented   1892, India


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

P  Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

By The Way…

A new headstone was erected in Kensal Green Cemetery from money raised by the Victoria Cross & George Cross Association, in 2006

VC Held By

Gurkha Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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