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 John Nicholson

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John Nicholson

  • Birth 11 Dec 1822 Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
  • Death 23 Sep 1857 New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
  • Burial New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
  • Plot Nicholson Cemetery Old Delhi
  • Memorial ID 11202346

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Rob Leverett
  • Added: 19 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11202346
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Nicholson (11 Dec 1822–23 Sep 1857), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11202346, citing Nicholson Cemetery, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India ; Maintained by Find A Grave .