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David Rushe
28 April 1827 – 6 November 1886
Victoria Cross Medal without Bar.png
Place of birth Woburn, Bedfordshire
Place of death Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Resting place Marlow Parish Churchyard
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Rank Regimental Sergeant-Major
Unit 9th Lancers
Battles/wars Indian Mutiny
Awards Victoria Cross

David Rushe VC (28 April 1827 - 6 November 1886) 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.

Details

He was 30 years old, and a Troop Sergeant-Major in the 9th Lancers (The Queen's Royal), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC:

For conspicuous bravery, near Lucknow, on the 19th of March, 1858, in having, in company with one other private of the troop, attacked eight of the enemy, who had posted themselves in a nullah, and killed three of them.

Despatch from Major-General Sir James Hope Grant, K.C.B., dated 8th April, 1858.[1]

Further information

He later achieved the rank of Regimental Sergeant-Major.

References

  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 22212, p. 5512, 24 December 1858. Retrieved on 26 September 2009.

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