09 March 2008

Victoria Cross: J. C. Brennan


Bombardier, Royal Regiment of Artillery

Born: August 1836, Probus, Truro, Cornwall
Died: 24 September 1872, Elham, Folkestone, Kent

Citation: For marked gallantry at the assault of Jhansi, on the 3rd of April, 1858, in bringing up two guns of the Hyderabad Contingent, manned by Natives, laying each under a heavy fire from the walls, and directing them so accurately as to compel the Enemy to abandon his battery.

(London Gazette Issue 22324 dated 11 Nov 1859, published 11 Nov 1859.)

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