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VC295   John Grant Malcolmson

BORN   9 February 1835

DIED   14 August 1902  AGE   67

VC Won  8 February 1857   AGE   21

Place VC Won   Khoosh-ab, Persia

War/Campaign  Persian War

Name   John Grant Malcolmson   No.    

VC Issue No.   295   Awards   VC   MVO

Regiment   3rd Bombay Light Cavalry

Later   33rd Queen Victoria’s Own Light Cavalry

Now   The Poona Horse Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Muchrach, near Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Vault   Plot/Grave no.   Square 99-RS, Family vault 14117

Gazetted   3 August 1860

VC Presented   9 November 1860 by Queen Victoria at Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Mausoleum, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London

By The Way…

The nickname for the Poona Horse was “Ponna Horse”

VC Held By

2nd Rajputana Rifles, India



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