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VC203   Hastings Edward Harington

BORN   9 November 1832

DIED   20 July 1861  AGE   28

VC Won  14-22 November 1857   AGE  25

Place VC Won  Relief of Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Hastings Edward Harington   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   203   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Bengal Artillery


Now   Royal Artillery

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Hinton Parva, Wiltshire, England

Place Of Death   Agra, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Agra Cantonment Cemetery, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


Headstone, Agra Cantonment Cemetery, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

P  Featured in a VC display at the Royal British Legion, Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire   

P  Named on memorial at Royal Artillery Chapel, Woolwich, London

P  Harington Road, Formby, Lancashire

By The Way…

Hastings Harrington was educated at The East India Company’s Military Academy, in Addiscombe, Surrey. It was a forerunner of The Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst

VC Held By

Not known - believed stolen



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Indian Mutiny