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Sir James Hills-Johnes

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Sir James Hills-Johnes

  • Birth 20 Aug 1833 West Bengal, India
  • Death 3 Jan 1919 Carmarthenshire, Wales
  • Burial Caio, Carmarthenshire, Wales
  • Memorial ID 7747558

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Second Lieutenant in the Bengal Horse Artillery, Indian Army. On July 9, 1857, at the siege of Delhi, India, his position was attacked by enemy cavalry. Single handedly, he charged the head of the enemy's column and fought fiercely, on foot after he and his horse had been ridden down. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later the rank of Lieutenant General.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 9 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7747558
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sir James Hills-Johnes (20 Aug 1833–3 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7747558, citing Caio Churchyard, Caio, Carmarthenshire, Wales ; Maintained by Find A Grave .