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VC83   Henry James Raby

BORN   26 September 1827

DIED   13 February 1907  AGE   79

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE 27

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Henry James Raby  No.   

VC Issue No.   83   Awards   VC    CB

Regiment   Royal Navy



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End  Rear Admiral

Place Of Birth   Boulogne france

Place Of Death   At his home, 8 Clarence Parade, Southsea, Hampshire, Englandr Admiral

Buried/Location Ashes  Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   16 February 1907

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Second Central, Row 11, Grave 8

Gazetted   24 February 1857

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


P  Headstone, Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Hampshire

P  Named on wife's headstone at Bathwick cemetery, Horseshoe Road, Bath, Somerset

P  Name on VC memorial Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire

P  Brass tablet in the entrance of Llanelli Town Hall, Llanelli, Dyfed, Wales

Raby Street, Llanelli, Dyfed, Wales

P  Raby Mews, Bath

P  Named on Victoria Cross Memorial, School Chapel, Sherbourne School, Dorset

P  Memorial plaque at St Katherine Church, Holt, Wiltshire

By The Way…

First person to receive V.C. From Queen Victoria

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 82 VC 84

In the aftermath of an assault on Sebastopol, Raby along with 76 Curtis and 86 Taylor, left the safety of the trench to rescue a soldier who had been shot through both legs and carry him to safety whilst under continuous heavy fire

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