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  • Name: William Francis Frederick WALLER
  • D.O.B: 20th August, 1839
  • D.O.A: 20th June, 1858
  • D.O.D: 29th June, 1885
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: 25th Bombay Light Infantry Lieutenant William Francis Frederick Waller


 For great gallantry at the capture by storm of the fortress of Gwalior, on the 20th June, 1858. He and Lieutenant Rose, who was killed, were the only Europeans present, and, with a mere handful of men, they attacked the fortress, climbed on the roof of a house, shot the gunners opposed to them, carried all before them, and took the fort, killing every man in it. 

The London Gazette of 25 February 1862, Numb. 22601, p. 957

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