William Francis Frederick Waller VC

Name: William Francis Frederick Waller

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: February 25, 1862

Service: Indian Army

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William Francis Frederick Waller VC
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Place/date of birth: Dagoolie, India/August 20, 1840

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Lieutenant (later Colonel)

Date of bravery: June 20, 1858

London Gazette citation:

25th Bombay Light Infantry. Lieutenant William Francis Frederick Waller. Date of Act of Bravery, June 20th, 1858.

For great gallantry at the capture by storm of the fortress of Gwalior, on the 20th June, 1858. He and Lieutenant Rose, who was killed, were the only Europeans present, and, with a mere handful of men, they attacked the fortress, climbed on the roof of a house, shot the gunners opposed to them, carried all before them, and took the fort, killing every man in it.

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Bath, Somerset (now Avon)/January 29, 1885

Grave/memorials: Locksbrook Cemetery, Lower Weston, Bath, Somerset (now Avon)

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Spink, London, 1999.

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