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  • Name: James William MILLER
  • D.O.B: 5th May, 1820
  • D.O.A: 28th Oct, 1857
  • D.O.D: 12th Jun, 1892
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Conductor, Bengal Ordnance Depot, Honourable East India Company Forces
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Fatehpur Sikri near Agra, India 28 October 1857

28 October 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Fatehpur Sikri is the abandoned capital of the Mogul Emperor Akbar, about twenty-five miles west of Agra.


 For having, on the 28th of October, 1857, at great personal risk, gone to the assistance of, and carried out of action a wounded Officer, Lieutenant Glubb, of the late 38th Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry. He was himself subsequently wounded and sent to Agra. Conductor Miller was at the same time employed with heavy howitzers and Ordnance stores attached to a detachment of troops, commanded by the late Colonel Cotton, C.B., in the attack on the above-mentioned date on the rebels who had taken up their position in the Serai at Futtehpore Sikra, near Agra. 

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

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