John Freeman VC

Name: John Freeman

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: December 24, 1858

Service: Army

John Freeman VC
John Freeman Medals
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Place/date of birth: Barming, near Maidstone, Kent/1832

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Private

Date of bravery: October 10, 1857

London Gazette citation:

9th Lancers. Private J. Freeman. Date of Act of Bravery, 10th October, 1857.

For conspicuous gallantry on the 10th of October, 1857, at Agra, in having gone to the assistance of Lieutenant Jones, who had been shot, killing the leader of the enemy’s cavalry, and defending Lieutenant Jones against several of the enemy.

Despatch from Major-General Sir James Hope Grant, K.C.B., dated 8th April, 1858.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Barming, near Maidstone, Kent/1861

Grave/memorials: Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 1992

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum