The Hon Henry Hugh Manvers Percy VC


Colonel Percy was with a number of men from various regiments who had charged too far at the Battle of Inkerman on 5th Nov 1854. They were almost surrounded by the enemy and out of ammunition. Percy was wounded but he managed to bring out 50 men from this situation whilst under heavy fire and put them out of danger. He was born in Cobham, Surrey on 22nd August 1817. He also received the Legion d'Honneur. He was MP for North Northumberland and reached the rank of General. There are memorials to him in St Nicholas Chapel in Westminster Abbey and on the wall of The Falconer's Tower, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. He died in London on 3rd Dec 1877.

Story available in: A Bearskin's Crimea: Henry Percy VC and his Brother Officers
by Algernon Percy


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