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VC120   Henry Hartigan

BORN   March 1826

DIED   29 October 1886  AGE   60

VC Won  8 June 1857  AGE  31

Place VC Won  Badle-ke-Serai, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Henry Hartigan  No.   

VC Issue No.   120   Awards   VC   

Regiment   9th Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Pensioned Sergeant

Rank End Of Career  Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Drumlea, Enniskillen Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Calcutta (Kolkata), West Bengal, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Barrackpore New Cemetery, Calcutta (Kolkata), West Bengal, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone Unmarked grave     Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   19 June 1860

VC Presented   24 December 1860, Lady Hersey, Fort William, Calcutta, India


By The Way…

There is doubt the Victoria Cross held by The Borough Museum, Newcastle-under-Lyme, is genuine

VC Held By

Borough Museum & Art Gallery, Brampton Park, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire



VC 119 VC 121

On two occasions he came to the assistance of sergeants who were surrounded by mutineers. On one occasion, fighting them with his bare hands

VC Ephemera

VC 119
VC 121
Indian Mutiny