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  • Name: Edward ROBINSON
  • D.O.B: 21st Dec, 1838
  • D.O.A: 13th Mar, 1858
  • D.O.D: 2nd Oct, 1896
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Able Seaman, HMS Shannon, Naval Brigade, Royal Navy
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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The Begum Kothi, Lucknow 13 March 1858

13 March 1858

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Sir Colin Campbell’s force besieging Lucknow had captured the Begum Kothi on 11 March 1858 (qv). The Naval Brigade had established a battery in the grounds of the palace.


 For conspicuous bravery, in having at Lucknow, on the 13th of March, 1858, under a heavy musketry fire, within fifty yards, jumped on the sand bags of a battery, and extinguished a fire among them. He was dangerously wounded in performing this service. 

The London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Numb. 22212, p. 5512

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