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Henry Ramage
1827 - 29 December 1859
Cavalry camp near Balaklava 1855.3a34625r.jpg
A cavalry camp near Balaclava in 1855
Place of birth Morningside, Edinburgh
Place of death Newbridge, County Kildare
Resting place Newbridge Cemetery
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys)
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Victoria Cross

Henry Ramage VC (1827 - December 29, 1859) was a Scottish 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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He was about 27 years old, and a sergeant in the 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 25 October 1854 at Balaclava, Crimea, Sergeant Ramage galloped out to the assistance of a private who was surrounded by seven Russians. The sergeant dispersed them and saved his comrade's life. On the same day, he brought in a prisoner from the Russian line and also, when the Heavy Brigade was covering the retreat of the Light Cavalry, lifted from his horse a private who was badly wounded and carried him safely to the rear under heavy cross-fire.

The medal

His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum (Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland).

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