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VC121   Cornelius Coughlan

BORN   27 June 1828

DIED   14 February 1915  AGE   86

VC Won  8 June 1857  AGE  29

Place VC Won  Badle-ke-Serai & Subzee Mundi, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Cornelius Coughlan  No.   

VC Issue No.   121   Awards   VC   

Regiment   75th Regiment

Later   Gordon Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Colour-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Eyrecourt Co. Galway, Ireland

Place Of Death   Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Aughavale Cemetery, Co. Mayo, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Headstone    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   11 November 1862

VC Presented   31 January 1863 by Major-General Sir W Hutchinson at Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England


P  Headstone, Aughavale Cemetery, Co. Mayo, Ireland

Display at the National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

By The Way…

Gazetted as 'Coghlan

Headstone unveiled  by the Irish Minister of Defence on 07 August 2004

VC Held By

National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland



VC 120 VC 122

Went out under heavy fire to rescue a severely wounded private. On another occasion charged down a lane under heavy cross fire, engaged with the enemy at close quarters and returning with wounded comrades

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