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 Issue: 22357, Page: 557, reads: 

“56th Bengal Native Infantry. Captain William Martin Cafe, Date of Act of Bravery, 15th April, 1858.

For bearing away, under a heavy fire, with the assistance of Privates Thompson, Crowie, Spence, and Cook, the body ol Lieutenant Willoughby, lying near the ditch of the Fort of Ruhya, and for running to the rescue of Private Spence, who had been severely wounded in the attempt.”

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

Brompton Cemetery, London.

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