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  • Name: Herbert Mackworth CLOGSTOUN
  • D.O.B: 13th Jun, 1820
  • D.O.A: 15th Jan, 1859
  • D.O.D: 6th May, 1862
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Captain, 19th Madras Native Infantry, attached 2nd Hyderabad Cavalry, Honourable East India Company Forces
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Chichumbah, India 15 January 1859

15 January 1859

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

On 15 January 1859 the Berar Field Force under Brigadier Hill defeated 400 rebels at Chichumbah. This was about 35 miles west of Hingoli, which is 150 miles south-west of Nagpur and 175 miles north of Hyderabad.

Citation

 For conspicuous bravery in charging the Rebels into Chichumbah with only eight men of his Regiment (the 2nd Cavalry Hyderabad Contingent), compelling them to re-enter the Town, and finally to abandon their plunder. He was severely wounded himself, and lost seven out of the eight men who accompanied him. 

The London Gazette of 21 October 1859, Numb. 22318, p. 3792

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