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VC210   Sir John Christopher Guise

BORN   27 July 1826

DIED   5 February 1895  AGE   68

VC Won  16 & 17 November 1857   AGE  31

Place VC Won  Secundra Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir John Christopher Guise   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   210   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   90th Regiment

Later   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Major

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-General

Place Of Birth   Highnam, near Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England

Place Of Death   St Waleran House, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Christ Church Churchyard, Main Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   08 February 1895

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   February 1859, India


P  Headstone, Christ Church Churchyard, Main Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland

P  Brass plaque at Parish Church of John the Baptist, Elmore, Gloucestershire

P  Plaque in Christ Church, Main Street, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland

By The Way…

He was in the Crimean briefly but came back to England due to ill health

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Thank you to Simon and Charlotte Higson for photos in Ireland

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