The York and Lancaster Regiment has bought
the Victoria Cross awarded to Lance-Corporal Sinnott, of the 84th [York
and Lancaster] Regiment which was won by him at Lucknow during the
Indian Mutiny on 6th October 1858.
The citation for the award said he went out
with three others to rescue Lieutenant Ghibaut, who. in carrying out
water to extinguish a fire in the breastwork, had been mortally wounded.
Lance-Corporal Sinnett who was twice wounded - was unanimously elected
by his comrades for the V.C. as the most worthy. He had previously
repeatedly accompanied Lieutenant Ghibaut when he carried out water to
extinguish the fire.
The Regiment now holds seven of the 13 V.C's
awarded to its members and knows the whereabouts of four, but has no
trace of those gained by Private P. Mylott, of the 84th York and
Lancaster Regiment, awarded during the Indian Mutiny; and Private Sam
Harvey, of the 1st Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, awarded during
the First World War.