- Name: Jacob THOMAS
- D.O.B: 1st Feb, 1833
- D.O.A: 27th Sep, 1857
- D.O.D: 24th Apr, 1896
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Bombardier, 4th Company, 1st Battalion Bengal Artillery, Honourable East India Company Forces
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
Lucknow, India 27 September 1857
27 September 1857
The Indian Mutiny 1857-59
On 27 September 1857 the British in Lucknow continued to occupy the palaces along the Gumti, east of the Residency. They also mounted a sortie against the enemy’s Garden Battery, which faced the British Cawnpore Battery in the south-east corner of the Residency Compound.
For distinguished gallantry at Lucknow on 27th September, 1857, in having brought off on his back, under a heavy fire, under circumstances of considerable difficulty, a wounded soldier of the Madras Fusiliers, when the party to which he was attached was returning to the Residency from a sortie, whereby he saved him from falling into the hands of the enemy.