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Pvt John Purcell
Birth: 1814
Death: Sep. 19, 1857

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kilcommon, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 9th Lancers, British Army. On June 19, 1857, in actions at Delhi, India, Private Purcell with the help of another Private, saved an officer when his battery was blown up. When Private Purcellís horse was killed under him and his comrade was severely wounded, he remained by the officer and the wounded man. Private Purcell was killed a few weeks later, during another assault at Delhi, India. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on January 15, 1858. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Old Delhi Military Cemetery
Old Delhi
Delhi Capital Territory, India [unmarked]
Specifically: Grave is not marked
 
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Record added: Sep 15, 2005
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- James Snow
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014

- poddop
 Added: Sep. 19, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
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