Fitzgibbon, Andrew b. May 13, 1845 d. March 7, 1883 Second Opium War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Goojerat, India, he served as a Hospital Apprentice attached to the 67th Regiment, British Army. On August 21, 1860 at the capture of the Northern Taku Fort, China, Hospital Apprentice Fitzgibbon accompanied a wing of the regiment forces when it took up a position within 500 yards of the fort. He then proceeded, under heavy fire, to attend a dhoolie-bearer, whose wound he was to bind up and while the regiment was advancing under the enemy's...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Old Delhi Military Cemetery, Old Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: (Grave is not marked.)
Phillipps, Everard Aloysius Lisle b. May 28, 1835 d. September 18, 1857 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Coleorton, Leicestershire, England, he served as a Ensign in the 1st Battalion 60th Rifles, 11th Regiment, Bengal Native Infantry. During the siege of Delhi, India, on September 18, 1857, Ensign Phillipps was wounded three times while leading his men. Later at the assault of that city he captured the Water Bastion with a small party of men and was killed in the streets. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Old Delhi Military Cemetery, Old Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: [unmarked]
Salkeld, Lieut. Philip b. October 13, 1830 d. October 10, 1857 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Son of a rector, he was born in the village of Fontmell Magna, Dorset and joined the Bengal Engineers, Indian Army, in June 1850. After some language studies he was employed on road and canal projects. In 1856 he joined the Department of Public Works as an executive engineer. He was serving as a lieutenant with the Bengal Engineers when he performed the deeds for which he was awarded the VC. From the citation: "Lieutenants [Read More] (Bio by: Milou) Old Delhi Military Cemetery, Old Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: Grave is not marked.