Gill, Peter b. September, 1831 d. October 24, 1858 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he served as a Sergeant Major in the Loodiana Regiment, Bengal Army. At Benares, India, on June 4, 1857, Sergeant Major Gill along with two others volunteered to rescue the Pension Paymaster Captain Brown and his family. At great risk, he went in the compound of the family's bungalow that was surrounded by rebels and succeeded in the rescue. That same evening he also saved the saved the life of the Quartermaster Sergeant by...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Artillery Lines Cemetery, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India
Smith, Henry b. 1825 d. August 18, 1862 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Surry England, he served as a Lance Corporal in the 52nd Oxfordshire Regiment of Foot, British Army. During an assault on the Chaundee Chouck, at Delhi, India, September 14, 1857, Lance-Corporal Smith carried away a wounded comrade under a heavy musketry and grape fire. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross and promoted Sergeant on September 21, 1857. He died at age 37 in Gwalior, British India. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Gwalior Cemetery, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India Plot: Buried in a mass grave.