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VC76   Henry Curtis

BORN   21 December 1823

DIED   23 November 1896  AGE   72

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE  31

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Henry Curtis   No.   

VC Issue No.   76   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade



Rank VC Won   Boatswain's Mate

Rank End Of Career   Boatswain's Mate

Place Of Birth   Romsey, Hampshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 4 Stirling Street, Portsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Kingston Cemetery, St Marys Road, Portsea, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   27 November 1896

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Lights 88, Row 10, Grave 22

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone, Kingston Cemetery, St Marys Road, St Mary’s Road, Portsea, Hampshire

By The Way…

A new headstone erected 1997

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 75 VC 77

In the aftermath of an assault on Sebastopol, Curtis, along with 83 Raby and 86 Taylor left the safety of the trench and under continuous heavy fire rescued a soldier who had been shot through both legs.

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