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  • Name: Stewart McPHERSON
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1822
  • D.O.A: 26th Sep, 1857
  • D.O.D: 7th Dec, 1892
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Colour Sergeant, 78th (Highlanders) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Lucknow, India 26 September 1857

26 September 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

The First Relief of Lucknow, with the arrival of Havelock, Outram and their column, brought much needed succour to the defenders of the Residency and strengthened their garrison. However, it did not provide the means for them to leave Lucknow. The fighting around the Residency continued. On 26 September 1857 Lieutenant R H M Aitken VC with men from the 13th Bengal Native Infantry attacked the Farhat Baksh, to the east of the Residency.

Citation

 For daring gallantry in the Lucknow Residency on the 26th September, 1857, in having rescued, at great personal risk, a wounded Private of his Company, who was lying in a most exposed situation, under a very heavy fire. Colour-Serjeant McPherson was also distinguished on many occasions by his coolness and gallantry in action. 

The London Gazette of 12 April 1859, Numb. 22248, p. 1483

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