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.

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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.

References[edit]

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