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VC220  William George Drummond Stewart

BORN   February 1831

DIED   19 October 1868  AGE   37

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   26

Place VC Won  Secundra Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William George Drummond Stewart   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   220   Awards   VC   

Regiment   93rd Regiment

Later   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Princess Louise's

Now   5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Captain

Place Of Birth   Grandtully, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Hythe, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   St Mary's Church, Grandtully, near Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Vault   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   06 December 1859 by Major-General Sir R Garrett at Umbeyla, Peshawar, India


P  Vault, St Mary's Church, Grandtully, near Pitlochry, Perthshire, Scotland

By The Way…

Died as a result of a sword swallowing trick going tragically wrong

VC Held By




VC 219 VC 221

VC 219
VC 221
Indian Mutiny