William George Cubitt

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William George Cubitt
Born(1835-10-19)19 October 1835
Calcutta, British India
Died25 June 1903(1903-06-25) (aged 67)
Eastfield, North Yorkshire, England
Buried
St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey
AllegianceUnited Kingdom
Service/branchBengal Army
British Indian Army
Years of service1853–1891
RankColonel
Battles/warsSanthal rebellion
Indian Mutiny
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Third Anglo-Burmese War
AwardsVictoria Cross
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches (2)
RelationsSir James Hills-Johnes VC (brother-in-law)
Lewis Pugh Evans VC (nephew)

Colonel William George Cubitt, VC, DSO (19 October 1835 – 25 June 1903) was a senior officer in the British Indian Army and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Military career[edit]

Cubitt was 21 years old, and a lieutenant in the 13th Bengal Native Infantry, Bengal Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

For having on the retreat from Chinhut, on the 30th of June, 1857, saved the lives of three men of the 32nd Regiment, at the risk of his own.[1]

Cubitt was also awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his service during the Third Anglo-Burmese War. He later achieved the rank of colonel.

Personal life[edit]

Cubitt died on 25 June 1903, aged 67, and was buried in St. Peter's Churchyard, Frimley, Surrey. He was the brother-in-law of Lieutenant General Sir James Hills-Johnes VC. Lewis Pugh Evans VC was a nephew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "No. 22278". The London Gazette. 21 June 1859. p. 2420.