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 Issue: 22212, Page: 5517, reads:

“9th Lancers. Private J. Freeman Date of Act of Bravery, 10th October, 1857.

For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th of October, 1857, at Agra, in having gone to the assistance of Lieutenant Jones, who had been shot, killing the leader of the enemy’s cavalry, and defending Lieutenant Jones against several of the enemy.

Despatch from Major-General Sir James Hope Grant, K.C.B., dated 8th April, 1858.”

He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, London. Unfortunately the grave is in a poor state of repair.

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Abney Park Cemetery

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