Category Archives: Indian Mutiny

Sir Dighton Macnaghten Probyn VC.

Dighton Macnaghten Probyn (21/01/1833 – 20/06/1924) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions a while serving in the 2nd Punjab Cavalry, Bengal Army during the Indian Mutiny in 1858. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 18 June 1858, Issue: 22154, Page: … Continue reading

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Frederick Aikman VC

Frederick Robertson Aikman (06/02/1828 – 05/10/1888) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny in 1858. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 3 September 1858, Issue: 22179, Page: 4014, reads: “4th Bengal Native Infantry, Lieutenant (now Captain) Frederick … Continue reading

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William Fraser McDonell VC

William Fraser McDonell (17/12/1829 – 31/07/1894) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 17 February 1860, Issue: 22357, Page: 557, reads: “Mr. William Fraser M’Donell, of the Bengal Civil Service, … Continue reading

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William James Thompson VC.

William James Thompson (1830 – 05/12/1891) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny on 9 July 1857. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 20 January 1860, Issue: 22347, Page: 179,  reads: “60th Rifles (1st Battalion), Private James … Continue reading

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Richard Wadeson. VC.

Richard Wadeson (31/07/1826 – 24/01/1885) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5518 reads: “75th Regiment, Lieutenant Richard Wadeson, Date of Act of Bravery, 18th … Continue reading

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Sir Charles Craufurd Fraser VC.

Charles Craufurd Fraser (31/08/1829 – 07/06/1895) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 9 November 1860, Issue: 22445, Page: 4126, reads: “7th Hussars, (now of the Hussars), Major Charles Craufurd … Continue reading

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William Cafe VC.

William Martin Cafe (26/03/1826 – 06/08/1906) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 17 February 1860, Issue: 22357, Page: 557, reads:  “56th Bengal Native Infantry. Captain William Martin Cafe, Date … Continue reading

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John Freeman VC.

John Freeman (1833 – 01/07/1913) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5517, reads: “9th Lancers. Private J. Freeman Date of Act of Bravery, 10th October, … Continue reading

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Thomas Hancock VC.

Thomas Hancock (07/1822-12/03/1871) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 15 January 1858, Issue: 22083, Page: 178, reads: “9th Lancers. Privates Thomas Hancock and John Purcell . The guns, I am … Continue reading

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Robert Grant VC.

Robert Grant (1837 – 03/03/1867) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 19 June 1860, Issue: 22396, Page: 2316 reads: “1st Battalion, 5th Regiment. Serjeant Robert Grant. Date of Act of … Continue reading

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