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  • Name: Herbert Taylor MACPHERSON
  • D.O.B: 26th Feb, 1827
  • D.O.A: 25th Sep, 1857
  • D.O.D: 20th Oct, 1866
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lieutenant, 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 2
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The Char Bagh Bridge, Lucknow, India 25 September 1857

25 September 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

The 78th Regiment was detailed to hold the Char Bagh Bridge while the main column crossed and began to skirt round the east of Lucknow towards the Residency. No sooner was Havelock’s force across than the 78th was attacked by rebels advancing north up the Cawnpore road behind them. Counter-attacking, they captured two of the mutineers’ guns. Surgeon J Jee VC helped evacuate and tend men wounded in the charge.


 For distinguished conduct at Lucknow, on the 25th September, 1857, in setting an example of heroic gallantry to the men of the regiment, at the period of the action, in which they captured two brass nine-pounders at the point of the bayonet. (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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