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VC247   Robert Newell

BORN   1835

DIED   11 July 1858  AGE   33

VC Won  19 March 1858   AGE   23

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Robert Newell   No.    

VC Issue No.   247   Awards   VC   

Regiment   9th Lancers

Later   Queen's Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Seaham, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   Near Umballa, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Umballa Cemetery, Jagadhari Road, Umballa (Ambala), Haryana, India.


Date Buried/Cremated   12 July 1858

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   Registered post to the Commander in Chief East Indies for delivery to his widow


By The Way…

Burial register shows age as 36

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Indian Mutiny