HERO OF THE MONTH: Major-General George Alexander Renny VC

Major-General George Alexander Renny VC

The Victoria Cross awarded to Major-General George Renny is unique for two reasons. First, it was bestowed to an officer from the only native artillery troop to stay loyal during the Indian Mutiny. Second, it was stolen and only returned to the family five years later as a result of a stroke of good fortune. I purchased the medal group at a Spink auction in 2010 and I feel privileged to be the custodian of this brave officer’s gallantry and service medals.

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