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VC201   Sir John Watson

BORN   6 September 1829

DIED   23 January 1919  AGE   89

VC Won  14 November 1857   AGE   28

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir John Watson   No.    

VC Issue No.   201   Awards   VC   GCB

Regiment   1st Punjab Cavalry

Later   11th Prince Albert Victors Own Cavalry

Now   Frontier Force Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Chigwell Row, Essex, England

Place Of Death   Finchampstead, Berkshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St James' Parish Churchyard, Church Lane, Finchampstead, Berkshire, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   16 June 1859

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, St James' Parish Churchyard, Church Lane, Finchampstead, Berkshire

P  Memorial in St James' Parish  Church, Finchhampstead, Berkshire

P  Named on eldest and second sons graves at St James' Parish Churchyard, Finchampstead, Berkshire

By The Way…

He joined up at 19 in 1848, becoming Colonel of regiment in 1904. 56 years of service to the colours.

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The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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