Private Thomas Byrne VC - 21st Lancers ( Empress of India's )


GRAVE LOCATION FOR HOLDERS OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
IN THE COUNTY OF : KENT

Name David,
BELL
Arthur Drummond,
BORTON
Joseph Charles,
BRENNAN
Thomas,
BYRNE
Rank Private Lieutant Colonel Sergeant Private
Force 2nd Bn, 24th Regiment
( South Wales Borderers )
2 / 22nd ( County of London ) Bn
London Regiment
Royal Artillery
and Hyderabad Contingent Artillery
21st Lancers ( Empress of India's )
VC won Little Andaman Island,
7 May 1867
Sheria, Palestine,
7 November 1917
Jhansi Fort, Indian Mutiny,
3 April 1858
Khartoum, Sudanese War,
2 September 1898
London Gaz 17 December 1867 18 December 1917 11 November 1859 15 November 1898
Born Co Down, N Ireland
1845
Chevening,
1 July 1883
St Probus, Cornwall,
August 1836
Dublin,
December 1867
Died 7 March 1920,
Gillingham
5 January 1933,
Southwold, Suffolk
24 September 1872,
Folkestone
17 February 1944,
Canterbury
Grave Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham St Mary's Churchyard, Hunton
( image courtesy Stewart May )
Shorncliffe Military Cemetery West Gate Cemetery, Canterbury
Location
of VC
South Wales Borderers Museum, Brecon Queen's Royal Surrey Regiment Museum, Guildford Not publicly held Not publicly held
Remarks For saving life at sea CMG DSO None None

KENT

Name Sir John Edmund,
COMMERELL
Donald John,
DEAN
Claude Congreve,
DOBSON
John,
DOOGAN
Rank Admiral of the Fleet Colonel Rear Admiral Private
Force Royal Navy 8th Bn, Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment Royal Navy 1st King's Dragoon Guards
VC won Putrid Sea, Crimea,
11 October 1855
Lens, France,
24-26 September 1918
Kronstadt Harbour, Russia,
18 August 1919
Laing's Nek, 1st Boer War,
28 January 1881
London Gaz 24 February 1857 14 December 1918 11 November 1919 14 March 1882
Born Grosvener Square, C London,
13 January 1829
Herne Hill, SE London,
19 April 1897
Barton Regis, Somerset
1 January 1885
Aughrim, Co Galway, Ireland,
March 1853
Died 21 May 1901,
Hyde Park, London
9 December 1985,
Sittingbourne
26 June 1940,
Chatham
24 January 1940,
Folkestone
Grave Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone St John the Baptist Churchyard, Tunstall
Charing Crematorium
Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham Shorncliffe Military Cemetery
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held National Maritime Museum, Greenwich 1st, Queen's Dragoon Guards Museum, Cardiff
Remarks GCB OBE DSO None

KENT

Name Eugene Kingsmill,
ESMONDE
John Standish, Viscount
GORT
John Duncan,
GRANT
William,
HOUSE
Rank Lieutenant Commander Field Marshal Colonel Lance Corporal
Force Royal Navy
( 825 Squadron, Fleet Air Arm )
Comd 1st Bn, Grenadier Guards 1st Bn, 8th Gurkha Rifles 2nd Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment
VC won Straits of Dover,
12 February 1942
Flesquieres, France,
27 September 1918
Gyantse Jong, Tibet,
6 July 1904
Mosilikatse Nek, 2nd Boer War,
2 August 1900
London Gaz 3 March 1942 27 November 1918 24 January 1905 7 October 1902
Born Thurgoland, Yorkshire,
1 March 1909
Portman Square, C London,
10 July 1886
Roorkee, India,
28 December 1877
Thatcham, Berkshire,
7 October 1879
Died 12 February 1942,
Straits of Dover
( body recovered 26 April 1942 )
31 March 1946,
London
20 February 1967,
Tunbridge Wells
28 February 1912,
Dover
Grave Woodlands Cemetery, Gillingham St John the Baptist Church ( vault ), Penshurst Tunbridge Wells Crematorium St James' Cemetery, Dover
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
The Rifles ( Berkshire & Wiltshire ) Museum, Salisbury
Remarks DSO GCB CBE DSO & 2 Bars MVO MC CB DSO None

KENT

Name Joseph,
KELLAWAY
William Alexander,
KERR
William Knox,
LEET
Charles Davis,
LUCAS
Rank Chief Boatswain Captain Major General Rear Admiral
Force Royal Navy Southern Mahratta Horse 13th Regiment
( Somerset Light Infantry )
Royal Navy
VC won Sea of Azov, Crimea,
8 September 1855
Kolapore, Indian Mutiny,
10 July 1857
Inhlobana, Zululand,
28 March 1879
Baltic Sea, Crimean War,
21 June 1854
London Gaz 24 February 1857 24 April 1858 17 June 1879 24 February 1857
Born Kingston, Dorset,
1 September 1824
Melrose, Roxburghshire,
18 July 1831
Dalkey, Co Dublin, Ireland,
3 November 1833
Druminargle House, Scava, Nr Poyntzpass, Co Armagh, N Ireland,
19 February 1834
Died 2 October 1880,
Chatham
21 May 1919,
Folkestone
29 June 1898,
Great Chart
7 August 1914,
Great Culverden
Grave Maidstone Road Cemetery, Chatham Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Great Chart
( image courtesy Stewart May )
St Lawrence's Churchyard, Mereworth
( image courtesy Stewart May )
Location
of VC
Not publicly held Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Somerset Light Infantry Museum, Taunton National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Remarks None None CB First VC recipient

KENT

Name George Allen,
MALING
Patrick,
MCHALE
William,
MCWHEENEY
Sir Philip,
NEAME
Rank Captain Private Sergeant Lieutenant General
Force Royal Army Medical Corps
attd 12th Bn, Rifle Brigade
5th Regiment
( Northumberland Fusiliers )
44th Regiment
( Essex Regiment )
Corps of Royal Engineers
VC won Fauquissant, France,
25 September 1915
Lucknow, Indian Mutiny,
2 October 1857
Sebastopol, Crimea,
30 October 1854
Neuve Chapelle, France,
19 December 1914
London Gaz 18 November 1915 19 June 1860 24 February 1857 18 February 1915
Born Sunderland,
6 October 1888
Killala, Co May, Ireland,
1826
Bangor, Co Down, N Ireland,
1830
Faversham,
12 December 1888
Died 9 July 1929,
Lee, SE London
26 October 1866,
Shorncliffe
17 May 1866,
Dover
28 April 1978,
Selling
Grave Chislehurst Cemetery Shorncliffe Military Cemetery St James' Cemetery, Dover St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Selling
Location
of VC
Army Medical Services Museum, Mytchett Royal Northumberland Fusiliers Museum, Alnwick Castle Essex Regiment Museum, Chelmsford Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks None None DCM KBE CB DSO

KENT

Name Augustus Charles,
NEWMAN
William Philip,
SIDNEY ( Viscount de L'Isle )
James,
SMITH
Ronald Neil,
STUART
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel T / Major Colour Sergeant Captain
Force Essex Regiment
( att'd No. 2 Commando )
5th Bn, Grenadier Guards 1st Bn, East Kent Regiment ( The Buffs ) Royal Naval Reserve *
VC won St Nazaire, France,
27 March 1942
Anzio, Italy,
7-8 February 1944
Mohmand Campaign, India,
16-17 September 1897
Atlantic Ocean,
7 June 1917
London Gaz 19 June 1945 30 March 1944 21 April 1899 20 July 1917
Born Chigwell,
19 August 1904
Chelsea, SW London,
23 May 1909
Maidstone,
1871
Liverpool,
26 August 1886
Died 26 April 1972,
Sandwich
5 April 1991
Penshurst Place
18 March 1946,
Dartford
8 February 1954,
Charing
Grave Barham Crematorium St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst
(Family tomb)
Watling Street Burial Ground, Dartford Charing Cemetery
( new headstone erected May 2005 )
Location
of VC
Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Not publicly held National Army Museum, London National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
Remarks OBE TD KG GCMG GCVO None DSO RD
* HMS Pargust ('Q' ship)

KENT

Name William,
SUTTON
William Bernard,
TRAYNOR
Sir Mark,
WALKER
William Allison,
WHITE
Rank Bugler Sergeant General Captain
Force 1st Bn, 60th Rifles
( King's Royal Rifle Corps )
2nd Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment 30th Regiment
( Cambridgeshire Regiment )
38th Bn, Machine Gun Corps
VC won Delhi, Indian Mutiny,
13 September 1857 *
Bothwell Camp, 2nd Boer War,
6 February 1901
Inkermann, Crimea,
5 November 1854
Gouzeaucourt, France,
18 September 1918
London Gaz 20 January 1860 17 September 1901 2 June 1858 15 November 1918
Born Ightham,
1830
Hull, E Yorkshire,
31 December 1870
Finea, Co Westmeath, Ireland,
24 November 1827
Mitcham, Surrey,
19 October 1894
Died 16 February 1888,
Ightham
20 October 1954,
Dover
18 July 1902,
Arlington, Devon
13 September 1974,
Wellington, Shropshire
Grave St Peter's Churchyard, Ightham
( buried in unmarked grave )
Charlton Cemetery, Dover Cheriton Road Cemetery, Folkestone St John's Churchyard, Hildenborough, Kent
( Emstrey Crematorium, Shrewsbury, Shropshire )
Location
of VC
Royal Green Jackets Museum, Winchester Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
National Army Museum, London Lord Ashcroft Gallery
Imperial War Museum, London
Remarks * Elected by the Regiment None KCB None

KENT

Name Charles,
WOODEN



Rank Lieutenant


Force 17th Lancers
( Duke of Cambridge's Own )



VC won Balaclava, Crimea,
26 October 1854



London Gaz 26 October 1858


Born Germany,
24 March 1829



Died 24 April 1876,
Dover



Grave St James' Cemetery, Dover


Location
of VC
Queen's Royal Lancers Museum, Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire


Remarks None


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