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Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 November, 2004, 06:25 GMT
VC medal to go under the hammer
The first Victoria Cross to be won by a soldier from Leeds is to go up for auction in London.

The medal was originally won by John Pearson of the 8th Hussars during the Indian Mutiny in 1858.

Despite heavy fire from two sides, Mr Pearson took part in a charge through a rebel camp in Gwalior, where he seized guns from the opposition.

His medal for extreme valour is expected to sell for over 70,000 at the auction on Tuesday.




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