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VC174   Herbert Taylor MacPherson

BORN   22 January 1827

DIED   20 October 1886  AGE   59

VC Won  25 September 1857   AGE   30

Place VC Won  Relief of Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Herbert Taylor MacPherson   No.    

VC Issue No.   174   Awards   VC   GCB   KCSI

Regiment   78th Regiment

Later   Seaforth Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Ardersier, Highlands, Scotland

Place Of Death   Prome, Burma (now Myanmar)

Buried/Location Ashes  Yay Way Cemetery, Trunk Road, North Okalapa, Noka, north of Rangoon, Burma (now Myanmar)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   November 1858, Schinde, India


Brass plaque, St Marks in Fort St George, Madras, India

By The Way…

Originally buried 21 October 1886 at Rangoon Cantonment Cemetery for Europeans & Eurasians and then buried in nearby cemetery when original site levelled c. 1920's

VC Held By

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



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VC Ephemera

Indian Mutiny