Personal info

  • Name: William George Drummond STEWART
  • D.O.B: 10th Feb, 1831
  • D.O.A: 16th Nov, 1857
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Captain, 93rd (Highland) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Near the Mess House, Lucknow, India 16 November 1857

16 November 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Between Sir Colin Campbell’s relieving force at the Secunderabagh and the Shaj Najaf Mosque, the besieged garrison in the Residency Compound and the adjoining River Palaces, the only remaining rebel positions were the Mess House and the Moti Mahal. Both were to fall on 17 November 1857. Preparatory to the attack on the Mess House, on the 16th Captain W G D Stewart led a small force which captured two enemy guns.

Citation

 For distinguished personal gallantry at Lucknow, on the 16th November, 1857, in leading an attack upon and capturing two guns, by which the position of the mess house was secured. Elected by the Officers of the Regiment. 

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

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