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Depiction of the battle of Hlobane
|Born||July 30, 1858|
|Died||July 24, 1907(aged 48)|
|Place of birth||Morden, Surrey|
|Place of death||Marylebone, London|
|Buried at||St Peter's Churchyard, Rodmarton|
90th Regiment of Foot|
The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Order of the Bath
Colonel Henry Lysons VC CB (30 July 1858 – 24 July 1907) was a British 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.
On 28 March 1879 at the Hlobane Mountain, South Africa, Lieutenant Lysons, with a captain and a private (Edmund John Fowler) dashed forward in advance of the party which had been ordered to dislodge the enemy from a commanding position in natural caves up the mountain. The path was so narrow that they had to advance in single file and the captain who arrived first at the mouth of the cave was instantly killed. Lieutenant Lysons and the private, undeterred by the death of their leader, immediately sprang forward and cleared the enemy out of their stronghold.
He later achieved the rank of colonel. His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Cameronians Regimental Museum, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
- Location of grave and VC medal (Gloucestershire)
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