Indian Mutiny Medal 1857-58, with clasp Defence of Lucknow, awarded to Apothecary Edwin Debrosses, Indian Medical Department
Debrosses was a 15 year-old student at La Martinière College in Lucknow when the rising began. The insurgents soon occupied his school, but the pupils escaped to the Residency where they assisted in its defence. After the rising, all the masters and boys received the Mutiny Medal for their services. The school still functions today under the name of La Martinere Boys' College.
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