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Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-Allan

Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-Allan

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Death 30 Dec 1897 (aged 67)
Burial Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan
Memorial ID 11350449 · View Source
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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 his horse, in front of the centre of the 64th opposite the muzzle of the gun and moved on at a foot pace, in the face of shot and grape fired by the enemy. The advance went steadily on, led by the lieutenant and finally the gun was rushed and taken by the 64th". He took the additional surname of Allan in 1880 as a requirement of inheriting property called out in his cousin's will. He retired in 1881 having attained the rank of Lieutenant General. He became engaged in politics and was a member of parliament and held the position of chairman of the Naval and Military Service Committee at the time of his death. He was killed while visiting India to study the actions of the Indian Army on the Afghan frontier. Sir Henry, believing the way to be safe, rode ahead of his escort and went missing. He was later found dead, having been shot by an afridi clansman on the Afghanistan side of the Khyber Pass.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Henry Marshman Havelock-Allan (6 Aug 1830–30 Dec 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11350449, citing Harley Street Cemetery, Rawalpindi, Punjab, Pakistan ; Maintained by Find A Grave .