Fitzgibbon, Andrew b. May 13, 1845 d. March 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...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Old Delhi Military Cemetery, Old Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: (Grave is not marked.)
Nicholson, John b. December 11, 1822 d. September 23, 1857 British Army General. One of the key figures in the Sepoy "Mutiny" of 1857, he was an officer in the Bengal Army under the British East India Company. Born in Ulster, served in the First Afghan War and the First and Second Sikh Wars. In the retaking of Delhi, India, Nicholson led 2,000 men (mostly British, Pathan, and Punjabi troops) through the Kashmiri Gate in Delhi. Mortally wounded he died at the hour of British victory. (Bio by: Rob Leverett) Nicholson Cemetery, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: Nicholson Cemetery Old Delhi
Salkeld, Lieut. Philip b. October 13, 1830 d. October 10, 1857 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Son of a rector, he was born in the village of Fontmell Magna, Dorset and joined the Bengal Engineers, Indian Army, in June 1850. After some language studies he was employed on road and canal projects. In 1856 he joined the Department of Public Works as an executive engineer. He was serving as a lieutenant with the Bengal Engineers when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. From the citation: "Lieutenants [Read More] (Bio by: Milou) Old Delhi Military Cemetery, Old Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: Grave is not marked.
Shaikh Hazrat Nizam-ud-din b. 1238 d. 1325 Muslim Saint. He was a Muslim Sufi saint and mystic who gained a large following in the 14th century. His doctrine was one of tolerance and renunciation and this made him popular not only among Muslims but with Hindus as well. He died at age 92 and his shrine is a frequent pilgrimage site for large number of Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. (Bio by: Rob Leverett) Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
Skinner, James b. 1778 d. 1841 British Army Officer. He was the founder of the famous regiment known as Skinner's Horse, which was a part of the Indian Army under colonial British India and still exists today as part of the Indian army. Born of a Hindu Rajpat princess and a Scot, he lived much of his life like a Moghul and mercenary. He began his career as a mercenary soldier with the Indian princes. He founded St. James Church on Old Delhi but also had a hand in founding a mosque and a Hindu temple. Skinner commanded his...[Read More] (Bio by: Rob Leverett) Saint James Church, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: Within the church