Lord Henry Percy

Politician from United Kingdom

Lord Henry Percy Lieutenant-General Lord Henry Hugh Manvers Percy VC KCB (22 August 1817 – 3 December 1877) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Lord Henry, fourth child and third son of George Percy, 5th Duke of Northumberland (d 1867), by Louisa Harcourt, third daughter of the Honourable James Archibald Stuart-Wortley Mackenzie, was born at Burwood House, Cobham, Surrey, on 22 Aug. 1817, and educated at Eton. He entered the British Army as an ensign in the Grenadier Guards on 1 July 1836, and was present during the insurrection in Canada in 1838. As captain and lieutenant-colonel of his regiment he served during the Crimean War of 1854–5, including the battles of Alma, where he was wounded, Balaclava, Inkerman, where he was again wounded, and the siege of Sebastopol. He was 37 years old, and a Colonel in the 3rd Bn., Grenadier Guards, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC (Victoria Cross). At the battle of Inkerman, on 5 Nov. 1854, Colonel Percy found himself, with many men of various  ( Wikipedia article )


Personal facts

Date of birth
Place of birth
United Kingdom


Institution From To
Eton College


Date of death
Place of death
Eaton Square
Place of burial
Westminster Abbey,London

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