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  • Name: Francis David Millett BROWN
  • D.O.B: 6th Aug, 1837
  • D.O.A: 16th Nov, 1857
  • D.O.D: 16th Nov, 1895
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lieutenant, 1st Bengal (European) Fusiliers, Honourable East India Company Forces
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Narnoul, India 16 November 1857

16 November 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

In November 1857 a column under Lieutenant Colonel J G Gerrard set off from Delhi to intercept the Jodhpur Legion, which had mutinied at Erinpura and was advancing on the city. On the 16th at Narnoul, eighty miles south-west of the city, Gerrard and his men were attacked by the mutineers but routed them. Gerrard was later killed while pursuing the mutineers.


 For great gallantry at Narrioul, on the 16th November, 1857, in having, at the imminent risk of his own life, rushed to the assistance of a wounded soldier of the 1st European Bengal Fusiliers, whom he carried off, under a very heavy fire from the enemy, whose cavalry were within forty or fifty yards of him at the time. 

The London Gazette of 17 February 1860, Numb. 22357, p. 557

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