Robert Newell VC

Name: Robert Newell

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: December 24, 1858

Service: Army

Robert Newell VC
Robert Newell Medals
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Place/date of birth: Seaham, Co Durham/1835

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

Date of bravery: March 19, 1858

London Gazette citation:

9th Lancers. Private R. Newell. Date of Act of Bravery, 19th March, 1858.

For conspicuous gallantry at Lucknow, on the 19th of March, 1858, in going to the assistance of a comrade whose horse had fallen on bad ground, and bringing him away, under a heavy fire of musketry from a large body 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: Umballa, Ambala, India/July 11, 1858

Grave/memorials: Umballa Cemetery, Ambala, India

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 1997

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