Havelock-Allan, Gen. Henry Marsham b. August 6, 1830 d. December 30, 1897 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born Henry Marsham Havelock in Chinsurah, Bengal. Received the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving as a lieutenant with the 10th Regiment during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. A summary of his citation reads: "On 16 July 1857 at Cawnpore, India, the 64th Regiment had suffered badly under artillery fire. When the enemy was seen rallying their last 24 pounder, the order was given to advance, and Lieutenant Havelock immediately placed himself , on...[Read More] (Bio by: Anne Cady) Harley Street Cemetery, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Kenny, James b. 1826 d. October 3, 1862 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he served as a Private in 53rd Regiment of Foot, British Army. During the assault on the Secundra Bagh, at Lucknow, on the November 16, 1857, Private Kenny volunteered to assist in the lead relief column. Under a very severe enemy cross fire, he continued to bring up ammunition to his Company's position. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross in December 1858. He was later killed in actions at...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Multan Cemetery, Multan, Punjab, Pakistan Plot: Grave is not marked.
Khan, Khudadad b. October 26, 1888 d. March 8, 1971 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Sepoy in the 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchi's, Indian Army. During a German attack at Hollebeke, Belgium, October 31, 1914, Sepoy Khan was in the machine-gun section of his battalion. When the officer in charge of the detachment was wounded, Sepoy Khan, although himself wounded, continued working his gun after all the other five men of the detachment had been killed. He was left by the enemy for dead, but later managed to crawl...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Rukhan Village Cemetery, Dab, Chakwal, Punjab, Pakistan
Khan, Shahamad b. July 1, 1879 d. July 28, 1947 World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Naik in the 89th Punjab Regiment, Indian Army. In actions at Mesopotamia on April 12, 13, 1916, Naik Khan was in charge of a machine-gun covering a gap on the line within 150 yards of the entrenched enemy. He beat off three attacks and worked his gun single-handed after all his men, except two belt-fillers, had become casualties. For three hours he held the gap under very heavy fire and when his gun was knocked out, he held his ground...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Takhti Village Cemetery, Takhti, Punjab, Pakistan
Pitcher, Henry William b. 1841 d. July 5, 1875 Umbeyla Campaign Victoria Cross Recipient. Born at Kamptee in India, he served as a Lieutenant in the 4th Punjab Infantry, Indian Army. On the morning of October 30, 1863, an attack was made by the Bunerwals on a Company of the Guide Corps in the advance piquets at Umbeyla, North West India. Lieutenant Pitcher advanced with about 20 men to their assistance, but they were overpowered and driven off the top of the hill. Lieutenant Pitcher advanced again led his men almost to the summit and was...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Christian Church, Dera Ghazi Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
Vousden, William John b. September 20, 1845 d. November 12, 1902 2nd Afghan War British Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel Commandant of the 5th Punjab Cavalry, Indian Army. At Asmai Heights, Afghanistan, on December 14, 1879, his cavalry unit noticed a line of the retreating Kohistan Forces. Although greatly outnumbered, he ordered his unit to charge through and through the enemy backwards and forwards several times. His party was able to swept off the Kohistan Forces until joined by the rest of the combined cavalry troops...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Lahore Cemetery, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan