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VC260   Edward Spence

BORN   28 December 1830

DIED   17 April 1858  AGE   27

VC Won  15 April 1858   AGE   27

Place VC Won  Fort Ruhya

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Edward Spence   No.    POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   260   Awards   VC   

Regiment   42nd Regiment

Later   Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Now   3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland

Place Of Death   Fort Ruhya, Oude, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Fort Ruhya Cemetery, Oude (Awadh), Uttar Pradesh, India.


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   27 May 1859 (confirmed 15 January 1907)

VC Presented   No presentation


By The Way…

His Victoria Cross was donated to the museum by an anonymous benefactor.

VC Held By

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Museum, Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland



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