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VC132   James Travers

BORN   6 October 1820

DIED   1 April 1884  AGE   63

VC Won  July 1857  AGE   36

Place VC Won  Indore Presidency

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   James Travers   No.      

VC Issue No.   132   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   2nd Bengal Native Infantry

Later   Disbanded


Rank VC Won   Colonel

Rank End Of Career General  

Place Of Birth   Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, L'Hotel, Verbania-Pallanza, north west of Como, Italy

Buried/Location Ashes  Cimitero di Pallanza, Municipal Ossuary


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Unmarked grave    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   1 March 1861

VC Presented   03 June 1862, Commander in Chief India, General Sir Hugh Rose, Gwalior, India


P  Originally buried at Old Cemetery, Pallanza then moved  c. 1920 to New Cemetery and then remains moved to the Ossuray in May 1996

By The Way…

All seven of his brothers served in The Forces. His family steeped in military history.

VC Held By

In private hands



VC 131 VC 133

During the assault on the Indore Presidency, he in command of five others attacked the enemy guns, as a diversion to allow civilians to escape to the safety of the residency. This action saving them from certain slaughter

VC 131
VC 133
Indian Mutiny