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VC175   Valentine Munbee McMaster

BORN   16 May 1834

DIED   22 January 1872  AGE   37

VC Won  25 September 1857   AGE   23

Place VC Won  Relief of Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Valentine Munbee McMaster   No.    

VC Issue No.   175   Awards   VC   

Regiment   78th Regiment

Later   Seaforth Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Assistant Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Surgeon

Place Of Birth   Trichinopoly, India

Place Of Death   Belfast, Northern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Belfast City Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 2, Grave 318

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   1858, GOC Bombay, Lieutenant-General Sir H Somerset, Bombay, India


Headstone, Belfast City Cemetery, Falls Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Display at National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

Marble plaque at St Columbus Cathedral, Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Named on Londonderry War Memorial, Northern Ireland

P  Plaque at National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

By The Way…

His widow went on to marry 331 Campbell Douglas

VC Held By

Scottish United Services Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland



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