Plaque unveiled

A commemorative plaque has been unveiled outside the former home in Clifton of a doctor who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery in the third Burmese War.

Ferdinand Simeon  Le Quesne served in the Army Medical Service and fought in the Burmese, Boer and First World Wars.  The VC recognised his “exceptional bravery” on 4 May when Surgeon Le Quesne was dressing the wounds of an officer. He remained for about ten minutes within five yards of a loopholed stockade from which the enemy was firing.   

The Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) plaque was dedicated outside the house in Victoria Square, by the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol, Peaches Golding.