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VC215   David Mackay

BORN   23 November 1831

DIED   18 November 1880  AGE   48

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   25

Place VC Won  Secundra Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   David Mackay   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   215   Awards   VC   

Regiment   93rd Regiment

Later   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Princess Louise's

Now   5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Alterwall, Howe, Lyth, Caithness, Scotland

Place Of Death   Longlee Terrace, Auchineheath, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Lesmahagow Cemetery, Strathaven Road, Lanarkshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Paupers Section

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   08 June 1859 by Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Headstone, Lesmahagow Cemetery, Strathaven Road, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Plaque at Thurso Legion Club, Thurso, Scotland                      

P  Named on the Victoria Cross archway, New Town Square, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland       

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