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  • Name: John DIVANE
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1822
  • D.O.A: 10th Sep, 1857
  • D.O.D: 1st Dec, 1888
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 1st Battalion 60th (The King’s Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Delhi, India 10 September 1857

10 September 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

At the beginning of September 1857, a siege train commanded by Brigadier General John Nicholson arrived at Delhi, providing the British force with the heavy artillery needed to breach the city walls. In the next few days a number of batteries were constructed facing the city.

Citation

 For distinguished gallantry in heading a successful charge made by the Beeloochee and Seikh Troops on one of the Enemy’s trenches before Delhi, on the 10th of September, 1857. He leaped out of our trenches, closely followed by the Native Troops, and was shot down from the top of the Enemy’s breastworks. Elected by the Privates of the Regiment. 

The London Gazette of 20 January 1860, Numb. 22347, p. 178

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