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VC71   Henry Mitchell Jones

BORN  11 February 1831

DIED   18 December 1916  AGE   85

VC Won  7 June 1855  AGE 24

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Henry Mitchell Jones  No.   

VC Issue No.   71   Awards   VC    

Regiment   7th Regiment

Later   Royal Fusiliers

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 25 Gildredge Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Ocklynge Old Cemetery, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Grave X-10

Gazetted   25 September 1857

VC Presented   June 1863, Lieutenant-Colonel T Pattle, Canterbury, Kent, England


P  Headstone, Ocklynge Old Cemetery, Willingdon Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

By The Way…

Headstone shows 'Henry Michael Jones'

VC Held By

Army museum of New South Wales, Victoria Barracks, Sydney, NSW, Australia



VC 70 VC 72

For bravery while with the party that attacked and took the quarries, he rallied the men against Russian counter attacks, remaining at his post even though he was wounded.

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