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VC331   Campbell Mellis Douglas

BORN   5 August 1840

DIED   31 December 1909  AGE   69

VC Won  7 May 1867   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Little Andaman Island, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean

War/Campaign  Andaman Island Expedition

Name   Campbell Mellis Douglas   No.    

VC Issue No.   331   Awards   VC   

Regiment   24th Regiment

Later   South Wales Borderers

Now   2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Wales - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Assistant Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Surgeon Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Grosse Island, Quebec City, Canada

Place Of Death   At his daughter's home, 'Birdwood', Horrington, near Wells, Somerset, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Wells Cemetery, Weston-Super-Mare Road, Wells, Somerset


Date Buried/Cremated   4 January 1910

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section 3, Grave M-20

Gazetted   17 December 1867

VC Presented   16 April 1868 by GOC Pegu, Major-General A Faunce at Rangoon, Burma


P  Headstone, Wells Cemetery, Weston-Super-Mare Road, Wells, Somerset

P  Plaque at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs

P  Victoria Cross honours board, The Royal Welsh Museum, The Barracks, Brecon, Powys

By The Way…

He was awarded the Royal Humane Society Silver Medal for his VC action

VC Held By

Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada



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