Gained the V.C. at Futtehab on 2nd April, 1879, ` For conspicuous gallantry in leading on the Guide Cavalry against very superior numbers of the enemy, and particularly at a critical moment when his commanding officer, Major Wigram Bettye (E.H. 1855), fell Lt. Hamilton, then the only officer left with the regiment, assumed command, and cheered on his men to avenge Major Bettye's death. In this charge, Lt. Hamilton, seeing Sower Dowlut Ram down and attacked by three of the enemy whilst entangled with his horse (which had been killed), rushed to the rescue, and followed by a few of his men, cut down all three, and saved the life of Dowlut Ram.'
Died 3rd September 1879, in an attack by mutinous Afghan soldiers on the Embassy in Kabul.
CHARLES EDWARD POLLOCK
1857 – 1881
Eagle House, 1868 – 1870, and Haileybury
6th Regiment. 10th Bengal Cavalry
Died on sick leave, 8 August 1881
Poppy images taken by Jeff Lawrence CPAGB
EAGLE HOUSE BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE
Second Afghan War
1878 - 1879
OLD EAGLE HOUSE SOCIETY Sandhurst, Berkshire, United Kingdom