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  • 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
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Lucknow, India 27 September 1857

27 September 1857

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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. 

The London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Numb. 22212, p. 5519

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