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Charles Anderson

  • Birth 1827
  • Death 19 Apr 1899
  • Burial Seaham, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
  • Memorial ID 8153853

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Liverpool, England, he served as a Private in the 2nd Queen's Dragoon Guards, British Army. On October 8, 1858, a group of about 40 mutinous sepoys attacked a regiment detachment commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Seymour, C.B., at Sundeela, Oudh, India. When Lieutenant Colonel Seymour was pulled from his horse by mutineers with swords, Private Anderson rushed to his rescue shooting one of the mutineers with his pistol and with the help of his comrades drove off the enemy. For gallantry in the face of the enemy and saving the life of his commanding officer, he was promoted Corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross on November 11, 1862. He died at age 72 in Seaham Harbour, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 4 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8153853
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Anderson (1827–19 Apr 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8153853, citing Princess Road Cemetery, Seaham, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .