Peter Grant (VC)

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Peter Grant
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Born 1824
Ireland
Died 10 January 1868 (aged 43–44)
Dundee, Scotland
Buried at Eastern Necropolis, Dundee
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  British Army
Rank Private
Unit 93rd Regiment of Foot
Battles/wars
Awards Victoria Cross

Peter Grant VC (1824 – 10 January 1868), born in Ireland, was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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He was about 33 years old, and a private in the 93rd Regiment of Foot (later The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 16 November 1857 at the Secundra Bagh, Lucknow, India for which he was awarded the VC:

93rd Regiment, Private P. Grant

Date of Act of Bravery, 16th November, 1857

For great personal gallantry, on the 16th of November, 1857, at the Secundra Bagh, in killing five of the enemy with one of their own swords, who were attempting to follow Lieutenant-Colonel Ewart, when that officer was carrying away a colour which he had captured. Elected by the private soldiers of the Regiment.

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He died from drowning in the River Tay in Dundee on 10 January 1868.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22212. p. 5515. 24 December 1858. Retrieved 19 September 2009.

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