Stephen Garvin VC

Name: Stephen Garvin

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: January 20, 1860

Service: Army

Stephen Garvin VC
Medal group

Place/date of birth: Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland/1825

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Colour Sergeant (later Sergeant Major)

Date of bravery: June 23, 1857

London Gazette citation:

For daring and gallant conduct before Delhi on the 23rd of June, 1857, in volunteering to lead a small party of men, under a heavy fire, to the “Sammy House,” for the purpose of dislodging a number of the Enemy in position there, who kept up a destructive fire on the advanced battery of heavy guns, in which, after a sharp contest, he succeeded. Also recommended for gallant conduct throughout the operations before Delhi.

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Other decorations: DCM

Place/date of death: Chesterton, Cambridgeshire/November 23, 1874

Grave/memorials: St Andrew’s Church, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix Noonan Webb, London, 2014

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