THE VICTORIA CROSS AND CAMPAIGN MEDALS AWARDED TO COLONEL WILLIAM CUBITT, 13TH BENGAL NATIVE INFANTRY, ARE TO BE SOLD BY SPINK OF LONDON.
11 April 2018


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Medal entitlement of Colonel William Cubitt,
13th Bengal Native Infantry

  • Victoria Cross
  • Distinguished Service Order ( DSO )
  • Indian Mutiny Medal ( 1857-1858 )
    • 1 clasp:
    • "Defence of Lucknow"
  • Afghanistan Medal ( 1878-1880 )
  • India General Service Medal ( 1854-1895 )
    • 2 clasps:
    • "Burma 1875-7" - "Burma 1887-89"


The Victoria Cross and campaign medals awarded to Colonel William Cubitt, 13th Bengal Native Infantry, are to sold at auction by Spink of London on Wednesday, 25th April 2018. The estimated sale price is between £140,000 and £180,000.


For the award of the Victoria Cross

[ London Gazette, 21 June 1859 ], Chinhut, Outside Lucknow, Indian Mutiny, 30 June 1857, Lieutenant William George Cubitt, 13th Bengal Native Infantry ( Volunteer Cavalry ).

For having on the retreat from Chinhut, on the 30th of June 1857, saved the lives of three men of the 32nd Regiment ( Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry ), at the risk of his own.

William Cubitt was invested with his Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle on the 4th January 1860.


Created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order ( DSO ) ( Gold )

[ London Gazette, 27 Novembere 1887 ], Third Burma War, 1886-1888, Lieutenant Colonel William George Cubitt VC, 43rd Goorkha Light Infantry

In recognition of his services. During operations he occupied the Ruby Mines and was based in the Enjouk Valley for several months.

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Iain Stewart, 11 April 2018