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VC251   Hugh Stewart Cochrane

BORN   4 August 1829

DIED   18 April 1884  AGE   54

VC Won  1 April 1858   AGE   28

Place VC Won  Jhansi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Hugh Stewart Cochrane   No.    

VC Issue No.   251   Awards   VC   

Regiment   86th Regiment

Later   Royal Irish Rifles

Now   Royal Irish Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant & Adjutant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Fort William, Highlands, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, Villiers Road, Southsea, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire


Date Buried/Cremated   23 April 1884

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Second Central, Row 11, Grave 3

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   02 April 1860, Major-General Sir S Cotton, Peshawar, India


P  Headstone, Highland Road Cemetery, Highland Road, Southsea, Portsmouth

Plaque at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

Headstone shows age as 55

VC Held By

Not known



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