Lieutenant F E H Farquharson VC

Francis Edward Henry Farquharson was born on 25 Mar 1837 in Glasgow. He was 20 years old, and a Lieutenant in the 42nd Highlanders. During the Indian Mutiny, on 9 March 1858 at Lucknow, India, the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC:

For conspicuous bravery, when engaged at Lucknow, on 9 March 1858. Lieutenant Farquharson led a platoon from his company, storming a bastion where two guns were mounted. He spiked the guns, thus ensuring the safety of an advanced position that had been established during the night of 9th March. The next day, 10 Mar, Farquharson was severely wounded, while holding an advanced position. He was gazetted for the Victoria Cross on 16 Jun 1859. After the army he retired, with the rank of major and settled in Harberton, Devon. He died there on 12 Sep 1875.

Lt Farquharson VC

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