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  • Name: Peter GRANT
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1825
  • D.O.A: 16th Nov, 1857
  • D.O.D: 13th Jan, 1868
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 2nd Battalion 93rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The Secunderabagh, Lucknow, India 16 November 1857

16 November 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

The rebels had expected Sir Colin Campbell’s force to cross the canal forming the southern defence line of Lucknow between the Char Bagh Bridge and Banks’s House. Instead, on 16 November 1857, Campbell forded it to the east, near its junction with the Gumti. There was little water in it at this point. Once across the canal, British troops stormed and captured the Secunderabagh, a large rectangular walled garden with bastions at its corners, which the mutineers had converted into a stronghold. Eight VCs were awarded to officers and men for gallantry in the assault. Capt A H A Anson VC, attached to 9th (Queen’s Royal) Lancers, also distinguished himself in this action.

Citation

 For great personal gallantry, on the 16th of November, 1857, at the Secundra Bagh, in killing five of the enemy with one of their own swords, who were attempting to follow Lieutenant-Colonel Ewart, when that officer was carrying away a colour which he had captured. Elected by the private soldiers of the Regiment. 

The London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Numb. 22212, p. 5515

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