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Victoria Cross

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Collection Orders and medals, Coins and medals
ExhibitionsTraders: The East India Company and Asia
User collections Traders Remixed - Pride by YouthAdvisoryGroup
The Company in crisis by NMMExhibitions
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleAwardee: Robinson, Edward
EventsIndian Mutiny, 1857-1858

Object details:

Object ID MED1253
Description Victoria Cross awarded to Edward Robinson (1839-93), Able Seaman RN. At Lucknow on 13 March, some sandbags on top of earthworks caught alight. Able Seaman Robinson, despite being under heavy fire from the enemy, jumped up and extinguished the flames. He was severely wounded and knocked unconscious but was dragged back to safety. He was awarded the Victoria Cross in 1858. Robinson was born in 1839 and entered the Navy as a Boy Second Class in 1852. He was invalided out of the Navy in 1858 and died in 1896. He is buried in Old Windsor Cemetery. The Museum also holds the India Mutiny Medal with Lucknow and Relief of Lucknow bars (MED1254) awarded to him. The medal comprises a bronze Maltese Cross fitted with a loop, ring and a blue ribbon suspended from a bar of ornamental laurel leaves by a V. In the centre of the obverse face is a Royal Crown surmounted by a lion, crowned passant, guardant, both within a ribbon, together with the inscription, ‘FOR VALOUR’. The reverse is inscribed, ‘EDWD. ROBINSON A.B. NAVAL BRIGADE’, with the date, ‘13 MARCH 1858’ on the bar.
Date made circa 1858

Artist/Maker Hancocks & Co
Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bronze; ribbon
Measurements Overall: x x x 36 mm
  • Victoria Cross (MED1253)
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