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VC156   John Smith

BORN   February 1814

DIED   26 June 1864  AGE   50

VC Won  14 September 1857  AGE   43

Place VC Won  Kashmir Gate, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Smith   No.    

VC Issue No.   156   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Bengal Sappers & Miners


Now   Royal Engineers

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Ticknall, Derbyshire, England

Place Of Death   Jullundar, Punjab, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Artillery Cemetery, Jalandhar (was Jullundar), Punjab, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   27 April 1858

VC Presented   1859, India


Headstone, Artillery Cemetery, Jalandhar (was Jullundar), Punjab, India

P  Memorial plaque, Village Hall, Ticknall, Derbyshire

P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

Named on Kashmir Gate Memorial, Delhi, India

By The Way…

Headstone shows him as Ensign

VC Held By

In private hands



VC 155 VC 157

VC 155
VC 157

Indian Mutiny