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Augustus Henry Archibald Anson

  • Birth 5 Mar 1835 Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • Death 17 Dec 1877 Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • Burial Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
  • Plot British Section
  • Memorial ID 11262943

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Pembroke, Wales, he served as a Captain in the 84th Regiment of Foot, British Army. At Bolandshahr, India, on September 28, 1857, the 9th Light Dragoons had charged through the town and were reforming on the Serai, when the enemy tried to close the entrance by drawing their carts across it. Captain Anson, taking a lance, dashed out of the gateway and rode into the middle of the enemy. Even though he was wounded, he knocked the drivers off their carts. At Lucknow, India, on November 16, 1857, Captain Anson entered the city with a storming party first when the gates burst open on his horse which was killed and he was slightly wounded. For conspicuous bravery, he was awarded the Victoria Cross December 24, 1858. He later achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 84th Regiment before retiring due to illness. He died at age 42 in at Cannes, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11262943
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Augustus Henry Archibald Anson (5 Mar 1835–17 Dec 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11262943, citing Cimetière du Grand Jas de Cannes, Cannes, Departement des Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .