C/Sgt Stewart MacPherson wins the Victoria Cross at Lucknow 26th September 1857.
Colour Sergeant Stewart MacPherson awarded the Victoria Cross for Gallantry.
His citation reads:
daring gallantry in the Lucknow Residency on 26th September 1857, in having rescued at great personal risk, a wounded Private of his company, who was lying in a most exposed situation under very heavy fire. Colour Sergeant McPherson was also distinguished on many occasions by his coolness and gallantry in action.”
(London Gazette 12 April 1859)