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  • Name: William BRADSHAW
  • D.O.B: 12th Feb, 1830
  • D.O.A: 26th Sep, 1857
  • D.O.D: 9th Mar, 1861
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Assistant Surgeon, 90th Regiment of Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) (Light Infantry) War-Office,
  • 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 

During the first Relief of Lucknow, while many of the litters carrying the wounded into the Residency were ambushed by the mutineers in ‘Dooly Square’, a small group of them under Assistant Surgeon W Bradshaw, 90th Regiment, fortuitously became separated from the main party and reached the Compound in comparative safety by way of the southern bank of the Gumti.


 For intrepidity and good conduct when ordered with Surgeon Home, 90th Regiment, to remove the wounded men left behind the column that forced its way into the Residency of Lucknow, on the 26th September, 1857. The dooly bearers had left the doolies, but by great exertions, and notwithstanding the close proximity of the sepoys, Surgeon Home, and Assistant-Surgeon Bradshaw, got some of the bearers together, and Assistant-Surgeon Bradshaw with about twenty doolies, becoming separated from the rest of the party, succeeded in reaching the Residency in safety by the river bank. 

The London Gazette of 18 June 1858, Numb. 22154, p. 2959

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