01 January 2012

Victoria Cross: S. Garvin


Colour-Serjeant, 1st Battalion, 60th Rifles

Born: 1826, Cashel, County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: 29 November 1942, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Citation: For daring and gallant conduct before Delhi on the 23rd of June, 1857, in volunteering to lead a small party of men, under a heavy fire, to the "Sammy House," for the purpose of dislodging a number of the Enemy in position there, who kept up a destructive fire on the advanced battery of heavy guns, in which, after a sharp contest, he succeeded. Also recommended for gallant conduct throughout the operations before Delhi.

[London Gazette issue 22347 dated 20 Jan 1860, published 20 Jan 1860.]

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