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  • Name: John Christopher GUISE
  • D.O.B: 27th Jul, 1826
  • D.O.A: 17th Nov, 1857
  • D.O.D: 5th Feb, 1895
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Major, 90th Regiment of Foot (Perthshire Vols) (Light Infantry)
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The Secunderabagh, Lucknow, India 16-17 November 1857

16-17 November 1857

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

On 16 November 1857, Sir Colin Campbell’s Relief Force captured the Secunderabagh and Shah Najaf Mosque, Lucknow. Sergeant S Hill distinguished himself in this action and, thereafter, in rescuing the wounded.Major J C Guise particularly distinguished himself the following day in the storming of the Mess House.


 For conspicuous gallantry in action on the 16th and 17th of November, 1857, at Lucknow. Elected by the Officers of the Regiment. 

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

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