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VC250   James Leith

BORN   26 May 1826

DIED   13 May 1869  AGE   42

VC Won  1 April 1858   AGE   31

Place VC Won  Betwah

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   James Leith   No.    

VC Issue No.   250   Awards   VC   

Regiment   14th Light Dragoons

Later   14th Hussars, The King's

Now   King's Royal Hussars

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major

Place Of Birth   'Glenkindie House' (The Big House), Glenkindie, Grampian, Scotland

Place Of Death   35 Gloucester Place, Paddington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Towie Churchyard, Towie, near Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

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


P  Headstone, Towie Churchyard, Towie, near Glenkindie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

By The Way…

The 14th Kings Hussars nickname is “the emperors chambermaids”

VC Held By

14th / 20th King's Hussars, County & Regimental Museum, Stanley Street, Preston, Lancashire, England



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Indian Mutiny