Lieutenant-General Sir Wilbraham Oates Lennox VC KCB

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About Lieutenant-General Sir Wilbraham Oates Lennox VC KCB

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Lieutenant-General Sir Wilbraham Oates Lennox VC KCB (4 August 1830 – 7 February 1897) 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.


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Lennox was 24 years old, and a lieutenant in the Corps of Royal Engineers, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.


On 20 November 1854 at Sevastopol, in the Crimea, Lieutenant Lennox, with a working party of 100 men entrenched themselves in rifle-pits which had just been captured from the enemy. Despite extreme exposure to attack, they successfully repulsed all attempts to dislodge them during the night.


Further information


He later achieved the rank of lieutenant general. He is buried at Lewes Road Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex in plot FF. Grave 47/48/49.


The medal


His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham, Kent.

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