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.)
Nicholson, John b. December 11, 1822 d. September 23, 1857 British Army General. One of the key figures in the Sepoy "Mutiny" of 1857, he was an officer in the Bengal Army under the British East India Company. Born in Ulster, served in the First Afghan War and the First and Second Sikh Wars. In the retaking of Delhi, India, Nicholson led 2,000 men (mostly British, Pathan, and Punjabi troops) through the Kashmiri Gate in Delhi. Mortally wounded he died at the hour of British victory. (Bio by: Rob Leverett) Nicholson Cemetery, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: Nicholson Cemetery Old Delhi
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]
Purcell, Pvt. John b. 1814 d. September 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...[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.
Sehgal, Zohra b. April 27, 1912 d. July 10, 2014 Actress. A dancer, choreographer, and prolific character performer, she is remembered for her roles in dozens of British and Bollywood productions. Born Sahibazdi Zohra Begrum Mumtaz-ullah Khan in what was then British India, she was raised in Chakatra, educated at the rather strict Queen Mary College of Lahore, and following her graduation traveled by car and boat to Europe where she trained in modern dance at the Mary Wigman Ballet School of Dresden. Invited to join Uday Shankar's ensemble in...[Read More] (Bio by: Bob Hufford) Lodhi Road Crematorium, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
Shaikh Hazrat Nizam-ud-din b. 1238 d. 1325 Muslim Saint. He was a Muslim Sufi saint and mystic who gained a large following in the 14th century. His doctrine was one of tolerance and renunciation and this made him popular not only among Muslims but with Hindus as well. He died at age 92 and his shrine is a frequent pilgrimage site for large number of Muslims, Hindus, and Sikhs. (Bio by: Rob Leverett) Nizamuddin Dargah, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India
Skinner, James b. 1778 d. 1841 British Army Officer. He was the founder of the famous regiment known as Skinner's Horse, which was a part of the Indian Army under colonial British India and still exists today as part of the Indian army. Born of a Hindu Rajpat princess and a Scot, he lived much of his life like a Moghul and mercenary. He began his career as a mercenary soldier with the Indian princes. He founded St. James Church on Old Delhi but also had a hand in founding a mosque and a Hindu temple. Skinner commanded his...[Read More] (Bio by: Rob Leverett) Saint James Church, New Delhi, Delhi Capital Territory, India Plot: Within the church