Lincoln Victoria Cross awarded to John Kirk 10th Lincolnshire Regiment

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Photograph Taken On Saturday, February 7, 2015

Kirk was approximately 29 years old, and a private in the 10th Regiment of Foot (later The Lincolnshire Regiment), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed on 4 June 1857 at Benares, India led to the award of the Victoria Cross to him, Peter Gill and Matthew Rosamund: For daring gallantry at Benares, on the 4th of June, 1857, on the outbreak of the mutiny of the Native Troops at that station, in having volunteered to proceed with two Non-commissioned Officers to rescue Captain Brown, Pension Paymaster, and his family, who were surrounded by rebels in the compound of their house; and having, at the risk of his own life, succeeded in saving them. John Kirk died of Tuberculosis on 31 August 1865. He is buried in Anfield Cemetery, Liverpool.View image on Flickr

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