Private James Hollowell of the 78th Highlanders wins the Victoria cross for gallantry at Lucknow 26th September 1857.
The citation reads:
“A party on 26th September was shut up besieged in a house in the city of Lucknow by the
rebels. Private James Hollowell, one of the party, behaved throughout the day in a most admirable manner: he directed, encouraged and led the others, exposing himself fearlessly, and by his talent in persuading and cheering, prevailed on nine dispirited men to make a successful defence in a burning house, with the enemy firing through four windows.”
(London Gazette 18 June 1858.)