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VC349   Sir George Stuart White

BORN   6 July 1835

DIED   24 June 1912  AGE   76

VC Won  6 October 1879   AGE   44

Place VC Won   Charasiah

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   Sir George Stuart White   No.    

VC Issue No.   349   Awards   VC   GCB   OM   GCSI   GCMG   GCIE   GCVO

Regiment   92nd Regiment

Later   Gordon Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Field-Marshal

Place Of Birth   Rochester Castle, Port Stewart, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Broughshane Presbyterian Churchyard, Raceview Road, Broughshane, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Family plot

Gazetted   2 June 1881

VC Presented   4 October 1881, Viceroy Marquis of Ripon, Simla, North West Frontier, India


Headstone, Broughshane Presbyterian Churchyard, Raceview Road, Broughshane, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland

Major-General Sir Henry Havelock's sword that had been presented to Sir George at the National Army Museum

P  Picture and citation at Bromsgrove School Library, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

P  Memorial tablet at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Surrey

P  Equestrian statue, Portland Place, London W1

P  Window in the Kings Chapel Gibralter

P  Display at Queensway Quay, Gibralter

P  Memorial at King William School, Isle Of Mann

P  White Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria

P  White Street, Bury, Lancashire

Name on VC memorial Ballymena Memorial Park, Ballymena, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Brass plaque at Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen, Scotland

Plaque at Broughshane Presbyterian Church, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

Memorial at his home 'Whitehouse', Broughshane, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

Amongst many of his appointments, he was a governor of Gibralter, and a governor of the Royal Chelsea Hospital

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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