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VC325   James Dundas

BORN   12 September 1842

DIED   23 December 1879  AGE   37

VC Won  2 April 1865   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Dewan-Giri, Bhootan, India

War/Campaign  Bhutan War

Name   James Dundas   No.    

VC Issue No.   325   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, Bengal Engineers


Now   Royal Engineers

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Sherpur Cantonment, Afghanistan

Buried/Location Ashes   Seah Sang Cemetery, near Sherpur, Afghanistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   31 December 1867

VC Presented   23 March 1868, Major-General C F Fordyce, Calcutta, India


Headstone, Seah Sang Cemetery, near Sherpur, Afghanistan

P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Named on officers killed on active service board, Royal Engineers Mueseum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

P  Plaque & window at Rochester Cathedral, Kent

Plaque at Glenalmond School, Perthshire, Scotland

Plaque in St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh

Bridge named after him near where he fell in action, Sherpur Cantonment, Afghanistan, completed during March 2002 by Royal Engineers serving with the ISAF

By The Way…

London Gazette incorrectly states VC action took place on 30 April 1865

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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