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VC144   Andrew Cathcart Bogle

BORN   20 January 1829

DIED   11 December 1890  AGE   61

VC Won  29 July 1857  AGE   28

Place VC Won  Onao

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Andrew Cathcart Bogle   No.   

VC Issue No.   144   Awards   VC   

Regiment   78th Regiment

Later   Seaforth Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Sherborne House, Sherborne, Dorset, England

Buried/Location Ashes  St Lawrence Churchyard, Browns Lane, Effingham, Surrey, England

Cremated   Woking Crematorium, Hermitage Road, St John's, Woking, Surrey, England

Date Buried/Cremated   16 December 1890

Headstone   Tomb   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   2 September 1859

VC Presented   04 January 1860, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Tomb, St Lawrence’s Churchyard, Browns Lane, Effingham, Surrey

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Big Classical, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

P  Display & named in memorial book 'For Valour', Cheltenham College Library, Gloucestershire

P  2 plaques at Sherborne Abbey, near Wincanton, Somerset

P  Entry in 'Honours Book', Archives Department, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

P  Framed citation & picture in Classroom no. 1, Centenary Block, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

One of the first VC recipients to be cremated, 151st person to be cremated in the UK, ashes removed 14 February 1891 by Mr Dingley of Dingley & Sons Funeral Directors, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset on the instruction of Rear-Admiral Bogle

VC Held By

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



VC 143 VC 145

Whilst serving with Havelock’s column, in the attack on Oonao, he led his men into a heavily fortified house under heavy fire. Taking the position but was severely wounded in this action

VC 143
VC 145
Indian Mutiny

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