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VC117   Peter Gill

BORN   September 1831

DIED   24 October 1868  AGE   37

VC Won  4 June 1857  AGE  25

Place VC Won  Benares

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Peter Gill  No.   

VC Issue No.   117   Awards   VC   

Regiment Ludhiana Regiment, Indian Army  


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant-Major

Rank End Of Career  Lieutenant & Barracks-Master

Place Of Birth   St Paul's Parish, Dublin Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   Morar, Gwalior, Madhia Predesh, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Artillery Lines Cemetery, Gwalior, Madhia Predesh,  India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 August 1858

VC Presented   February 1859, India


Memorial plaque in Old Garrison Church (Christ Church), Morar, India

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

By The Way…

His Victoria Cross was sold at auction for £1,400 in 1971 was sold again November 2012 for £70,000

VC Held By

Private hands



VC 116 VC 118

With 116 Rosamund and 118 Kirk volunteered to rescue the paymaster with his family and others who were under siege in a detached bungalow and bring them safely into the barracks, whilst under fire from the Sepoys. Later the same day brought in a wounded senior NCO

VC 116
VC 118
Indian Mutiny