Force: Madras Engineers
VC Won: Munidscore, Indian Mutiny 21 November 1857
Born Madras: India, 15 October 1834
Died: Heron Court, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, 24 July 1913
Location of VC: Royal Engineers Museum, Chatham
On 21st November 1857, at Mundiscore, India, Harry saved the life of another lieutenant at the risk of his own, by attempting to cut down a Velaitee who was covering the officer with his piece from only a few yards to the rear. Lieutenant Prendergast was wounded in this action by the discharge of the piece, and would have probably been killed if the rebel had not been killed by a major who came to the rescue. Lieutenant Prendergast also distinguished himself by his gallantry in the actions at Ratgurh and Betwa, when he was severely wounded.