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The Capture of Tubabecelong, Gambia

Photo credit: Penlee House Gallery & Museum

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This Battle of Tubabecelong took place on June 30 1866. Samuel Hodge, serving with the 4th West India Regiment, was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry in effecting a breach in the stockade. He was badly wounded, but continued to assist the Governor, Colonel D’Arcy, by handing to him the rifles of his companions, with which the colonel kept the enemy at bay while the supports were coming up.

Penlee House Gallery & Museum





oil on canvas


H 132 x W 183 cm

Accession number

PEZPH : 1989.206

Acquisition method

gift, 1931

Work type


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