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 James Hollowell

James Hollowell

Birth
Lambeth, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Death 4 Apr 1876 (aged 52–53)
Holborn, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Burial Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Plot 125
Memorial ID 7711545 · View Source
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Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private Lance Corporal in the 78th Regiment of Foot, Queen's Own Highlanders. On September 26, 1857, Private Hollowell was one of a party which was shut up and besieged by rebels in one of the houses at Lucknow, India. During the siege the house caught on fire, with and shots fired through the window. Private Hollowell throughout the day engaged the enemy and encouraged the other nine men to keep going until they were relieved. For valor in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Lance Corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in June 1858.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 26 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7711545
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Hollowell (1823–4 Apr 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7711545, citing Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking Borough, Surrey, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .