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  • Name: John Adam TYTLER
  • D.O.B: 29th Oct, 1825
  • D.O.A: 10th Feb, 1858
  • D.O.D: 14th Feb, 1880
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Lieutenant, 66th (or Goorkha) Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry, Honourable East India Company Forces
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Choorpoorah, India 10 February 1858

10 February 1858

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

On 10 February 1858 Colonel McCausland, in command of Gurkha troops, attacked a force of mutineers at Choorpoorah, in the Kumaon district 100 miles north-east of Delhi.


 On the attacking parties approaching the enemy’s position under a heavy fire of round shot, grape, and musketry, on the occasion of the Action at Choorpoorah, on the 10th February last, Lieutenant Tytler dashed on horseback ahead of all, and alone, up to the enemy’s guns, where he remained engaged hand to hand, until they were carried by us; and where he was shot through the left arm, had a spear wound in his chest, and a ball through the right sleeve of his coat. (Letter from Captain C. C. G. Ross, Commanding 66th (Goorkha) Regiment, to Captain Brownlow, Major of Brigade, Kemaon Field Force.) 

The London Gazette of 24 August 1858, Numb. 22176, p. 3903

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