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  • Name: Patrick MAHONEY
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1827
  • D.O.A: 21st Sep, 1857
  • D.O.D: 30th Oct, 1857
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Sergeant, 1st Madras (European) Fusiliers, attached to the Volunteer Cavalry, Honourable East India Company Forces
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Mungulwar, India 21 September 1857

21 September 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Having withdrawn from Oudh in mid August 1857 to counter a fresh threat to Cawnpore from Nana Sahib, on 19 September Major General Havelock recrossed the Ganges to begin his second advance on Lucknow. On 21 September, he defeated the rebels at Mungulwar. Lieutenant W Rennie charged the enemy guns (he was subsequently to distinguish himself in the advance to the Residence at Lucknow). During the battle Sergeant P Mahoney, having killed three rebels with his sword, captured the Colour of the 1st Bengal Native Infantry. Even after three of his fingers had been sliced off, he continued to charge the enemy, until he lost consciousness.

Citation

 For distinguished gallantry (whilst doing duty with the Volunteer Cavalry) in aiding the capture of the Regimental Colour of the 1st Regiment Native Infantry, at Mungulwar, on the 21st of September, 1857. (Extract from Field Force Orders of the late Major-General Havelock, dated 17th October, 1857.) 

The London Gazette of 18 June 1858, Numb. 22154, p. 2957

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