06 April 2008

Victoria Cross: J. C. C. Daunt and D. Dynon


Lieutenant, 11th Bengal Native Infantry

Born: 8 November 1832, Autraches, Normandy, France
Died: 15 April 1886, Bristol


Serjeant, 53rd Regiment

Born: September 1822, Killmannon, Queen's County, Ireland
Died: 16 February 1863, Dublin, Ireland

Joint Citation: Lieutenant Daunt and Serjeant Dynon are recommended for conspicuous gallantry in action, on the 2nd of October, 1857, with the Mutineers of the Ramgurh Battalion at Chota Behar, in capturing two guns, particularly the last, when they rushed at and captured it by pistoling the gunners, who were mowing the detachment down with grape, one-third of which was hors-de-combat at the time.
Lieutenant Daunt is also recommended for chasing, on the 2nd of November following, the Mutineers of the 32nd Bengal Native Infantry across a plain into a rich cultivation, into which he followed them with a few of Rattray's Sikhs. He was dangerously wounded in the attempt to drive out a large body of these Mutineers from an enclosure, the preservation of many of his party, on this occasion, being attributed to his gallantry.

(London Gazette Issue 22601 dated 25 Feb 1862, published 25 Feb 1862.)

Lieutenant Daunt's medals

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