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VC167   William Rennie

BORN   31 October 1822

DIED   27 August 1887  AGE   75

VC Won  21 & 27 September 1857  AGE   34

Place VC Won  Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Rennie   No.    

VC Issue No.   167   Awards   VC   

Regiment   90th Perthshire Regiment

Later   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Elgin, Grampian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Warrparillo, Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes  Elgin Cemetery, Linkwood Road, Grampian, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Lair H-96

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   February 1859, India


P  Headstone, Elgin Cemetery, Linkwood Road, Elgin, Moray, Scotland

By The Way…

The VC was bought by the museum from Sotherbys for a then record price of £1,700 in January 1969

VC Held By

Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Regimental Museum, Low Parks Museum, 129 Muir Street, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland



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