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VC77 Sir Howard Craufurd Elphinstone
BORN 12 December 1829
DIED 8 March 1890 AGE 60
VC Won 18 June 1855 AGE 25
Place VC Won Sebastopol, Crimea
War/Campaign Crimean War
Name Sir Howard Craufurd Elphinstone No.
VC Issue No. 77 Awards VC KCB CMG CB
Regiment Corps of Royal Engineers
Rank VC Won Lieutenant
Rank End Of Career Major-General
Place Of Birth "Kumenhof" near Sunzel (now Suntaži), 30 north east of Riga, Livonia (now Latvia)
Place Of Death Near Ushant, Bay of Biscay,
Buried/Location Ashes Lost at sea, 22 miles off the isle of Ushant, Bay of Biscay, France
Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 02 June 1858
VC Presented 02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
P Brass plaque, memorial window & named on wife's memorial plaque, Stuart Chapel & altar frontal made by his daughter in memory of him, his wife and grandson, Parish Church of St Anne, Bagshot, Surrey
P Memorial at Exeter Cathedral, Devon
P Memorial Window, Cathedral Of St Michael And St George R.C. Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire
P Locomotive nameplate at the Museum of Army Transport, Flemingate, Beverley, North Humberside (duplicate at Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent)
P Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent
P Albert Barracks, built in the grounds of Osbourne House, Isle Of Wight, under Sir Howards supervision
Memorial at St George's Garrison Church, Aldershot, Hampshire
Plaque at Devonport Chapel, Devon
By The Way…
Whilst walking on deck he slipped, hit his head and fell overboard.
He was the governor and tutor to prince Arthur third son of Queen Victoria.
"Kumenhof" was his family's country retreat, Livonia is now Latvia and not Lithuania.
He was Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria.
VC Held By
The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M
After an attack on the Redan he volunteered to go back out to bring back the scaling ladders. Whilst doing this he also rescued twenty wounded soldiers from under the Russians noses and brought them back to the trenches