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VC353   George Sellar

BORN   December 1850

DIED   1 November 1889  AGE   38

VC Won  14 December 1879   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Asmai Heights, Kabul

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   George Sellar   No.    

VC Issue No.   353   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Seaforth Highlanders

Later   Ross-Shire Buffs, Duke of Albany's

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Keith, Banffshire, Grampian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Lairg, Highlands, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Lairg Cemetery, Manse Road, Lairg, Highland, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 October 1881

VC Presented   14 December 1881, GOC Oudh, Lieutenant-General C Cureton, Lucknow, India


P  Headstone, Lairg Cemetery, Manse Road, Lairg, Highland, Scotland

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Union Street, Keith, Moray, Scotland

By The Way…

His headstone shows age 39

VC Held By

Highlanders Regiment Museum, Fort George, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland



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