#OnThisDay 1858 Lt Harry Lyster, from Blackrock Dublin, charged & broke a skirmishing square of the retreating enemy army, killing two or three sepoys singlehandedly and scattered the rest during the Indian Rebellion. For this, he received the Victoria Cross. Earlier in the conflict, the enemy commander and he charged each other in single combat with Lyster coming out on top. The death of the enemy commander caused his troops to flee.
Lyster’s nephew was also awarded the Victoria Cross during WW1.