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 Issue: 22396, Page: 2316 reads:

“1st Battalion, 5th Regiment. Serjeant Robert Grant. Date of Act of Bravery, 24th September, 1857.

For conspicuous devotion at Alumbagh, on the 24th September, 1857, in proceeding under a heavy and galling fire to save the life of Private E. Deveney, whose leg had been shot away, and eventually carrying him safe into camp, with the assistance of the late Lieutenant Brown, and some comrades.”

The original citation gave his name as “Robert Ewart”, this was subsequently correct in the London Gazette of Issue: 22434, Page: 3679.

“Erratum in the London Gazette of Tuesday,  June 19, 1860.

In the notification of Her Majesty’s intention to confer the Victoria Cross on three soldiers of Her Majesty’s Army,

For, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, Serjeant Robert Ewart,

Read, 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, Serjeant Robert Grant.”

He later joined the Metropolitan Police, until his death in 1867 of Tuberculosis. He was buried in a paupers’ grave, number 15054, in Highgate (East) Cemetery

Robert Grant VC. Highgate Cemetery, London

Robert Grant VC. Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate (East) Cemetery, London.

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