Number 12 Mametz

Pte G Rogers VC

1858

Private George Rogers of  The 71st Highlanders was awarded the Victoria Cross for “daring conduct” at Batttle of Marar (1858) in the Indian Uprising.

Private Rogers was awarded the earliest Victoria Cross in our Regiment – the Victoria Cross was introduced on 29 January 1856 by Queen Victoria to honour acts of valour during the Crimean War.

Private Rogers’ citation reads:

“For daring conduct at Marar, Gwalior, on 16 June 1858, in attacking by himself a party of seven rebels, one of whom he killed. This was remarked as a valuable service, the party of rebels being well armed and strongly posted in the line of advance of a detachment of the 71st Regiment.”

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