Captain Herbert Mackworth Clogstoun, 19th Madras Native Infantry, 1852 (c)
Photograph by Surgeon John McCosh (1805-1885), 1852 (c).
Captain Clogstoun (1820-1862) won the Victoria Cross (VC) during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859) on 15 January 1859. According to the 'London Gazette' of 21 October 1859, Clougstoun received his cross:
'For conspicuous bravery in charging the Rebels into Chichumbah with only eight men of his Regiment (the 2nd Cavalry Hyderabad Contingent), compelling them to re-enter the Town, and finally to abandon their plunder. He was severely wounded himself, and lost seven out of the eight men who accompanied him.'
Clogstoun was later promoted to major but died at Hingoli in India on 6 May 1862.
From an album of 310 photographs taken by Surgeon John McCosh, 1848-1853.
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection
Browse related themes