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  • Name: Henry ADDISON
  • D.O.B: 2nd 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)
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Near Kurrereah, India 2 January 1859

2 January 1859

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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. 

The London Gazette of 2 September 1859, Numb. 22303, p. 3302

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