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VC419   Hector Lachlan Stewart MacLean

BORN   13 September 1870

DIED   17 August 1897  AGE   27

VC Won   17 August 1897   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Nawa Kili, Upper Swat, India

War/Campaign  Malakand Frontier War, India

Name   Hector Lachlan Stewart MacLean   No.       POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   419   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Army, Staff Corps & Corps of Guides

Later   The Guides Cavarly (Queen Victoria’s Own Frontier Force)

Now   Frontier Force Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Bannu, North West Frontier, India (now Pakistan)

Place Of Death   Nawa Kili, Upper Swat, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Guides Cemetery, St Alban's Churchyard, Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   9 November 1897   Confirmed   15 January 1907

VC Presented   No presentation


Headstone, Guides Cemetery, St Alban's Churchyard, Mardan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Memorial at Sanctum Crypt, St Luke's Church, Chelsea, London

Memorial window at St Alban's Church, Mardan, North West Frontier, Pakistan

By The Way…

The VC was won in the Tirah campaign, which was to re open the Kyhber Pass again after an uprising of local tribes

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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