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VC271   George Rodgers

BORN   January 1829

DIED   9 March 1870  AGE   41

VC Won  16 June 1858   AGE   29

Place VC Won   Marar, Gwalior

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   George Rodgers   No.    

VC Issue No.   271   Awards   VC   

Regiment   71st Regiment

Later   Highland Light Infantry

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Govan, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his sister's home, 20 Govan Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Southern Necropolis, Caledonia Road, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Western Section, A & C Ground, Common Grave 36/9-4-18-6

Gazetted   11 November 1859

VC Presented   11 April 1860, Gwalior, India


Headstone, Southern Necropolis, Caledonia Road, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, Scotland

By The Way…

Headstone unveiled on 1st December 2004 (donated by Mary Fairbairn, Abercorn Memorials, Portobello Road, Glasgow, Scotland)

VC Held By

Museum of the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 518 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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Thank you to Michael, Kate & Ruth Pagan for photos in Glasgow.

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