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  • Name: Samuel HILL
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1826
  • D.O.A: 17th Nov, 1857
  • D.O.D: 21st Feb, 1863
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Sergeant, 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.

Citation

 For gallant conduct on the 16th and 17th of November, 1857, at the storming of the Secundra Bagh at Lucknow, in saving the life of Captain Irby, warding off with his firelock a tulwar cut made at his head by a sepoy, and in going out under a heavy fire to help two wounded men. Also for general gallant conduct throughout the operations for the relief of the Lucknow garrison. Elected by the non-commissioned officers of the Regiment. 

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

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