William George Cubitt
|William George Cubitt|
|Born||19 October 1835
Calcutta, British India
|Died||25 June 1903 (aged 67)|
|Buried at||St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey|
British Indian Army
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
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.
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.
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.
- The London Gazette: . 21 June 1859. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
- Location of grave and VC medal (Surrey)