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Andrew Fitzgibbon
Birth: May 13, 1845
Death: Mar. 7, 1883

Second Opium War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Goojerat, India, he served as a Hospital Apprentice attached to the 67th Regiment, British Army. On August 21, 1860 at the capture of the Northern Taku Fort, China, Hospital Apprentice Fitzgibbon accompanied a wing of the regiment forces when it took up a position within 500 yards of the fort. He then proceeded, under heavy fire, to attend a dhoolie-bearer, whose wound he was to bind up and while the regiment was advancing under the enemy's fire, he ran across the open ground to attend to another wounded man, with himself being severely wounded. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was the youngest person at age 15 years, 3 months, to be awarded the Victoria Cross. He later achieved the rank of Apothecary. He died in Delhi, India, at age 37. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Old Delhi Military Cemetery
Old Delhi
Delhi Capital Territory, India
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Record added: Jul 02, 2005
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