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  • Name: George RICHARDSON
  • D.O.B: 29th Jun, 1831
  • D.O.A: 27th Aug, 1859
  • D.O.D: 1st Aug, 1923
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Private, 34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Kewane, Trans Gogra, India 27 April 1859

27 April 1859

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Like the action at Maylah Ghat on 15 January 1859 (see Private W Cook VC and Private D Millar VC), that at Kewane on 27 April 1859 was part of the mopping-up operations against rebels who had retreated into the area between the River Gogra and the Nepalese border to the north. On 8 July 1859 the Governor General Lord Canning declared that a State of Peace existed throughout India.

Citation

 At Kewanie, Trans-Gogra, on the 27th of April, 1859, for determined courage in having, although severely wounded, – one arm being disabled, – closed with and secured a Rebel Sepoy armed with a loaded revolver. 

The London Gazette of 11 November 1859, Numb. 22324, p. 4032

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