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  • Name: Joseph Petrus Hendrick CROWE
  • D.O.B: 12th Jan, 1826
  • D.O.A: 12th Aug, 1857
  • D.O.D: 12th Apr, 1876
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lieutenant, 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Boorhya-ka-Chowkee, near Cawnpore, India 12 August 1857

12 August 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

On 11 August 1857 news reached Major General Havelock, who was on the Oudh side of the Ganges in preparation for an advance on Lucknow, that Nana Sahib was threatening the garrison at Cawnpore. On 12 August Havelock defeated a rebel force at the fortified village of Boorhya-ka-Chowkee, a mile and a half from Busherutgunge, before recrossing the Ganges on 13 August and defeating Nana Sahib at Bithur on the 16th, which was the second action referred to in Sergeant Major G Lambert’s VC Citation.


 For being the first to enter the redoubt at Bourzekee Chowkee, the entrenched village in front of the Busherut-gunge, on the 12th of August. (Telegram from the late Major-General Sir Henry Havelock to the Commander-in-Chief in India, dated, Cawnpore, 18th August, 1857.) 

The London Gazette of 15 January 1858, Numb. 22083, p. 178

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