Herbert Clogstoun

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Herbert Clogstoun
Herbert Mackworth Clogstoun VC.jpg
Born 13 June 1820
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
Died 6 May 1862 (aged 41)
Hingoli, India
Buried Madras Cemetery
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Madras Army
British Indian Army
Rank Major
Battles/wars Second Anglo-Burmese War
Indian Mutiny
Awards Victoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross

Major Herbert Mackworth Clogstoun VC (13 June 1820 – 6 May 1862) was a 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 38 years old, and a captain in the 19th Madras Native Infantry, Madras Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 15 January 1859 for which he was awarded the VC:

For conspicuous bravery in charging the, Rebels into Chichumbah with only eight men of his Regiment (the 2nd Cavalry Hyderabad Contingent), compelling them to re-enter the Town, and finally to abandon their plunder. He was severely wounded himself, and lost seven out of the eight men who accompanied him.


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He later achieved the rank of major and was killed in action, Hingoli, India, on 6 May 1862.

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, England.


  1. ^ "No. 22318". The London Gazette. 21 October 1859. p. 3792.