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VC169   Robert Grant

BORN   1837

DIED   7 March 1867  AGE   30

VC Won  24 September 1857  AGE   20

Place VC Won  Alumbagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Robert Grant   No.    

VC Issue No.   169   Awards   VC   

Regiment   5th Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Northumberland Fusiliers

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Harrogate, Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 157 Georges Road, Islington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Highgate Eastern Cemetery, Swain's Lane, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Common Ground, Square 89, Grave 15054

Gazetted   19 June 1860

VC Presented   12 December 1860 by Lady Hersey at Fort William, Calcutta, India


P  Headstone, Highgate Eastern Cemetery, Swain's Lane, London, England

P  Memorial at Queen Victoria Gardens, Station Parade, Harrowgate

P  Memorial at Harrowgate war memorial, Prospect Place, Harrogate

By The Way…

A headstone was erected in 2008, thanks to the efforts of Phil Seaton and Dave King

VC Held By

Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, The Abbot's Tower, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England



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