The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (Princess Louise's)

'Sans Peur'       Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders red and white dicing       'Ne Obliviscaris'


GRANT, Peter

93rd Regiment, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders

Victoria Cross recommended by the Regiment, awarded 16 November 1857


The Victoria Cross is the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy.


The Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross
"for valour"

Name GRANT, Peter
Rank Private
Service 93rd Regiment, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
Theatre where VC won Secundra Bagh, Lucknow, Indian Mutiny, 16 November 1857
Recorded in London Gazzette 24 December 1858
Place & Date of Birth Ireland, 1824
Place & Date of Death River Tay, Dundee ( drowned ), 10 January 1868
Burial Ground Eastern Necropolis, Dundee,
grave not marked, a memorial bench was erected in May 2003
Current Location of VC Not in the public domain

Scene of Action:

Secundra Bagh is a villa and country estate on the outskirts of Lucknow, India. It was built as a summer house for the nawab of Awadh, Wajid Ali Shah. The estate was named after the nawab's favourite wife, Begum Sikander Mahal.

During the siege of Lucknow in the Indian Mutiny of 1857, Secundra Bagh was used as a refuge by hundreds of sepoys who were under siege by British and colonial troops. The villa was breached on 16 November 1857 and 2000 sepoys were killed by British troops.

On 16 November 1857 at Lucknow, India, Private Grant showed great personal gallantry at the Secundra Bagh in killing five of the enemy with one of their own swords when they were attempting to follow the colonel, as that officer was carrying a Colour, which he had captured.


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