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'Sergeant Richard Wadeson 75th Regiment coming bravely to the rescue of Private Michael Farrell who was assailed by a number of rebel cavalry 18th July 1857'

Oleolithograph after Harry Payne, published, 1890 (c).

Wadeson was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859). On 18 July 1857 at Delhi, the 75th Regiment was engaged in the Subjee Mundee. Wadeson saved the life of a private when he was being attacked by a sowar of the enemy's cavalry. Also, on the same day he rescued another private when he was wounded and helpless, and being attacked by a cavalry sowar. In both cases Wadeson killed the sowars. He later achieved the rank of colonel.

One of a series entitled 'Victoria Cross Gallery, 1854-1884'.

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NAM. 1973-02-10-8


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