William George Cubitt

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For the General Officer Commanding London District, see William Cubitt (British Army officer).
William George Cubitt
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Born 19 October 1835
Calcutta, British India
Died 25 June 1903 (aged 67)
Buried at St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey
Allegiance United Kingdom United Kingdom
Service/branch Bengal Army
British Indian Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Indian Mutiny
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
Awards Victoria Cross
Distinguished Service Order
Relations Sir James Hills-Johnes VC (brother-in-law)
Lewis Pugh Evans VC (nephew)

Colonel William George Cubitt VC DSO (19 October 1835 – 25 June 1903) was an English 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 21 years old, and a lieutenant in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, Bengal Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

For having on the retreat from Chinhut, on the 30th of June, 1857, saved the lives of three men of the 32nd Regiment, at the risk of his own.

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Further information[edit]

Cubitt was also awarded the DSO for his service during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. He later achieved the rank of colonel. Grave/memorial at St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey, England. Headstone. He was the brother-in-law of Lieutenant-General Sir James Hills-Johnes VC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 22278. p. 2420. 21 June 1859. Retrieved 19 September 2009.