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  • Name: John SINNOTT
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1828
  • D.O.A: 6th Oct, 1857
  • D.O.D: 20th Jul, 1896
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lance Corporal, 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Lucknow, India 6 October 1857

6 October 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

On 6 October 1857 the rebels at Lucknow blew up a British picket to the east of the Residency Compound and attacked the palaces along the River Gumti, which the British had occupied.


 For conspicuous gallantry at Lucknow, on the 6th of October, 1857, in going out with Serjeants Glinn and Mullins and Private Mullins, to rescue Lieutenant Gibaut, who, in carrying out water to extinguish a fire in the breast-work, had been mortally wounded, and lay outside. They brought in the body under a heavy fire. Lance-Corporal Sinnott was twice wounded. His comrades unanimously elected him for the Victoria Cross, as the most worthy. He had previously repeatedly accompanied Lieutenant Gibaut when he carried out water to extinguish the fire. Despatch from Lieutenant-General Sir James Outram, Bart., G.C.B., dated 2nd December 1857. 

The London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Numb. 22212, p. 5514

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