- Name: Henry ADDISON
- D.O.B: 1st Feb, 1821
- D.O.A: 2nd Jan, 1859
- D.O.D: 18th Jun, 1887
- Award: Victoria Cross
- Occupation at time of action: Private, 43rd (Monmouthshire) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry)
- Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
Near Kurrereah, India 2 January 1859
2 January 1859
The Indian Mutiny 1857-59
Rewah was a princely state south of Allahabad, whose Maharajah had been a firm supporter of the British throughout the Mutiny. In late 1858 a rebel band entered the state. The Political Agent, Lieutenant J Willoughby Osborne, left Pinneri on 1 January 1859, with a force of just over 100 men and the following day defeated the rebels near Kurrereah. During the fighting his life was saved by Private H Addison.
For gallant conduct of the 2nd of January, 1859, near Kurrereah, in defending, against a large force, and saving the life of Lieutenant Osborn, Political Agent, who had fallen on the ground wounded. Private Addison received two dangerous wounds, and lost a leg, in this gallant service.