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VC115   Everard Aloysius Lisle Phillipps

BORN   28 May 1835

DIED   18 September 1857  AGE   63

VC Won  30 May-18 September 1857  AGE  22

Place VC Won  Siege of Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Everard Aloysius Lisle Phillipps  No.      Posthumous

VC Issue No.   115   Awards   VC   

Regiment   11th Bengal Native Infantry

Later   11th Rajputs

Now   Rajput Regiment Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Ensign

Rank End Of Career   Ensign

Place Of Birth   Grace Dieu Manor, Coleorton, near Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire, England

Place Of Death   Delhi, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Old Delhi Military Cemetery (Nicholson Cemetery), Delhi Capital Territory, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   No presentation


Brass plaque in Oscott College Chapel, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands

Portrait by LW Desanges (1861), painted after his death with his sister Freda sitting for Desanges

Plaque at College Chapel, St Edmunds College, Ware, Hertfordshire

By The Way…

Award of VC officially gazetted 15 January 1907

First VC awarded posthumously

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 114 VC 116

During the siege of Delhi he carried out numerous acts of gallantry over a period of four months and was wounded three times, before being killed in a last act of valour on 18th September 1857

VC 114
VC 116
Indian Mutiny