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  • Name: George WALLER
  • D.O.B: 1st Jun, 1827
  • D.O.A: 14th Sep, 1857
  • D.O.D: 10th Jan, 1877
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Colour Sergeant, 1st Battalion 60th (The King’s Royal Rifle Corps) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The Kabul Gate, Delhi, India

14-18 September 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

In the assault on Delhi on 14 September 1857, the 1st Bengal (European) Fusiliers formed part of the First Column under Brigadier-General Nicholson, the ‘Lion of the Punjab’. The First Column stormed the breach in the walls near the Kashmir Gate and then worked its way west taking the Mori Bastion and the Kabul Gate, which was at the north-western corner of the City. It was here that Sergeant J McGuire and Drummer M Ryan hurled some burning boxes of ammunition over the walls, saving the lives of many British and native soldiers. Meanwhile, Colour Sergeant G Waller, 1st Battalion, 60th Regiment, distinguished himself by capturing enemy guns near the Kabul Gate. As the British fought their way through the city over the next few days, Waller defended a British gun against rebel attack on the 18th near the Chandni Chauk.

Citation

 For conspicuous bravery at Delhi on the 14th of September, 1857, in charging and capturing the Enemy’s guns near the Cabul Gate; and again, on the 18th of September, 1857, in the repulse of a sudden attack made by the Enemy on a gun near the Chaudney Chouk. Elected by the Non- Commissioned Officers of the Regiment. 

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

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