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VC186   Robert Blair

BORN   13 March 1834

DIED   28 March 1859  AGE   25

VC Won  28 September 1857   AGE   23

Place VC Won  Bolundshadur

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Robert Blair   No.    

VC Issue No.   186   Awards   VC   

Regiment   2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) attached to the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers


Now   Queen's Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Aventoun, Linlithgow, West Lothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Cawnpore, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Old British Cemetery, Cawnpore (Kanpur), Uttar Pradesh, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   02 August 1858 by Queen Victoria,southsea common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


Plaque at Covenater's Prison Section, Greyfriars Cemetery, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

By The Way…

Cousin of (149) James Blair VC

Headstone did exist but now missing

VC Held By

1st Queen's Dragoon Guards Regimental Museum, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales



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Indian Mutiny