Hugh Stewart Cochrane VC

Hugh Stewart Cochrane (04/08/1829 – 23/04/1884) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the the Indian Mutiny in 1858

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 22212, Page: 5518, reads:

“86th Regiment (now the 16th Regiment)

Lieutenant and Adjutant (now Captain) Hugh Stewart Cochrane Date of Act of Bravery, 1st April, 1853.

For conspicuous gallantry near Jhansi, on the 1st of April, 1858, when No. 1 Company of the Regiment was ordered to take a gun, in dashing forward at a gallop, under a heavy musketry and artillery fire, driving the enemy from the gun, and keeping possession of it till the Company came up. Also for conspicuous gallantry in attacking the rear-guard of the enemy, when he had three horses shot under him in succession.

Despatch from Major-General Sir Hugh Henry Rose, G.C.B., dated 23rd April, 1858″

He is buried in Highland Road Cemetery in Portsmouth.


Portsmouth Highland Road Cemetery

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