George Lambert (VC)
16 December 1819|
Markethill, County Armagh
|Died||10 February 1860
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire
|Buried at||Wardsend Cemetery, Sheffield|
|Unit||84th Regiment of Foot|
George Lambert VC (16 December 1819 – 10 February 1860), born in Markethill, County Armagh, 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.
He was 37 years old, and a Sergeant-Major in the 84th Regiment of Foot (later the 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deeds took place at Onao, Bithoor and Lucknow for which he was awarded the VC:
84th Regiment. Serjeant-Major George Lambert
Date of Acts of Bravery, 29th July, 16th August, and 25th September, 1857
For distinguished conduct, at Onao, on the 29th of July; at Bithoor, on the 16th of August; and at Lucknow, on the 25th of September.
(Extract from Field Force Orders of the late Major-General Havelock, dated 17th October, 1857.)
Listed in order of publication year
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (1981, 1988 and 1997)
- Clarke, Brian D. H. (1986). "A register of awards to Irish-born officers and men". The Irish Sword. XVI (64): 185–287.
- Ireland's VCs ISBN 1-899243-00-3 (Dept of Economic Development, 1995)
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- Irish Winners of the Victoria Cross (Richard Doherty & David Truesdale, 2000)
- Location of grave and VC medal (South Yorkshire)
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