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VC339   Samuel McGaw

BORN   1838

DIED   22 July 1878  AGE   40

VC Won  21 January 1874   AGE   36

Place VC Won   Amoaful, West Africa

War/Campaign  First Ashanti Expedition

Name   Samuel McGaw   No.    

VC Issue No.   339   Awards   VC   

Regiment   42nd Regiment

Later   Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Now   3rd Battalion Royal Regiment Of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Near Larnaca, Cyprus

Buried/Location Ashes   British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 March 1874

VC Presented   20 April 1874 by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus

P  Plaque in British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus (now broken)

P  Plaque on flagpole Maybole Greenside, Carrick, Ayrshire

Memorial shield in St Andrew's Church, Kyrenia, Cyprus

By The Way…

Name shown as M'Gaw on some records

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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