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  • Name: George RODGERS
  • D.O.B: 1st Jan, 1829
  • D.O.A: 16th Jun, 1858
  • D.O.D: 9th Mar, 1870
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 71st (Highland) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Morar, near Gwalior, India 16 June 1858

16 June 1858

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

After the capture of Kalpi by the British on 23 May 1858, Tantya Tope, the Rani of Jhansi, Rao Sahib and their remaining troops had retreated westwards to Gwalior. The troops of the Maharajah Scindia of Gwalior had joined the Mutiny and at the beginning of June the Maharajah himself had fled to Agra, about 75 miles to the north. On 6 June Sir Hugh Rose left Kalpi for Gwalior. On 16 June, he defeated part of the rebel force at Morar, about eight miles east of Gwalior.

Citation

 For daring conduct at Marar, Gwalior, on the 16th of June, 1858, in attacking by himself a party of seven Rebels, one of whom he killed. This was remarked as a valuable service, the party of Rebels being well armed and strongly posted in the line of advance of a detachment of the 71st Regiment. 

The London Gazette of 11 November 1859, Numb. 22324, p. 4033

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