21 September 2008

Victoria Cross: R. Kells


Lance-Corporal, 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers

Born: 7 April 1832, Meerut, India
Died: 14 April 1905, Lambeth, South London

Citation: For conspicuous bravery at Bolundshahur [India], on the 28th of September, 1857, in defending against a number of the enemy his commanding officer, Captain Drysdale, who was lying in a street with his collar-bone broken, his horse having been disabled by a shot, and remaining with him until out of danger.

(London Gazette Issue 22212 dated 24 Dec 1858, published 24 Dec 1858.)

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