Queens Own Highlanders

(Seaforth & Camerons)

Regimental Association

Lt. Herbert T. MacPherson VC

Brigadier General Sir Herbert T. MacPherson VC 78th Highlanders

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Lt Herbert Taylor MacPherson wins the Victoria Cross at Lucknow 25 Sept. 1857

During the advance through Lucknow the Adjutant of the 78th Highlanders was awarded the Victoria Cross. His citation reads:

“For distinguished conduct at Lucknow on the 25th September 1857, in setting an example of heroic gallantry to the men of the regiment at the period of the action in which they captured two brass 9-pounders at the point of the bayonet”.

(London Gazette 18th June 1858)