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James John McLeod Innes

  • Birth 5 Feb 1830
  • Death 13 Dec 1907
  • Burial Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
  • Plot Section 8 Grave 3704
  • Memorial ID 8026647

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the Bengal Engineers. In an attack at Sultanpore, India, on February 23, 1858, Lieutenant Innes, far in advance of the leading skirmishers, was the first to secure a gun which the enemy were abandoning. He then rallied round another gun further back, which would have shot onto his advancing columns and shot the gunner. Remaining undaunted at his post, he kept other enemy artillerymen at bay until assistance reached him. For these actions, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in July 1859. He remained in the Royal Engineers and retired a Lieutenant General.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 8026647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James John McLeod Innes (5 Feb 1830–13 Dec 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8026647, citing Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .