Hugh McInnes

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Hugh McInnes
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Born October 1815
Glasgow, Scotland
Died 7 December 1879 (aged 64)
Buried at St Peter's RC Cemetery, London Road, Glasgow
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Bengal Army
Rank Gunner
Unit Bengal Artillery
Battles/wars Indian Mutiny
Awards Victoria Cross

Hugh McInnes VC (October 1815 – 7 December 1879) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross.


McInnes was about 42 years old, and a gunner in the Bengal Artillery, Bengal Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deeds took place at the Relief of Lucknow for which he was awarded the VC:

Elected respectively, under the 13th clause of the Royal Warrant of 29 January 1856, by the Officers and non-commissioned officers generally, and by the private soldiers of each troop or battery, for conspicuous gallantry at the relief of Lucknow, from the 14th to 22 November 1857.[1]


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22212. p. 5516. 24 December 1858. Retrieved 17 September 2009.

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