William George Cubitt VC

Name: William George Cubitt

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: June 21, 1859

Service: Army

William George Cubitt VC

Medal group

Place/date of birth: Calcutta, India/October 19, 1835

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

Date of bravery: June 30, 1857

London Gazette citation:

For having on the retreat from Chinhut, on the 30th of June, 1857, saved the lives of three men of the 32nd Regiment, at the risk of his own.

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Other decorations: Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Place/date of death: Camberley, Surrey/January 25, 1903

Grave/memorials: St Peter’s Church, Frimley, Surrey/Painting by Chevalier L.W. Desanges at the Royal Military Academy, Surrey

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Spink, London, 2018

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