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 Issue: 22445, Page: 4126, reads:
“7th Hussars, (now of the Hussars), Major Charles Craufurd Fraser, Date of Act of Bravery, 31st December, 1858.
For conspicuous and cool gallantry, on the 31st December, 1858, in having volunteered, at great personal risk, and under a sharp fire of musketry, to swim to the rescue of Captain Stisted, and some men of the 7th Hussars, who were in imminent danger of being drowned in the River Raptee, while in pursuit of the rebels.
Major Fraser succeeded in this gallant service, although at the time partially disabled, not having recovered from a severe wound received while leading a Squadron in a charge against some fanatics, in the Action of Nawabgunge, on the 13th June, 1858.”
He is buried in Brompton Cemetery in London.
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