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VC316   Sir John Carstairs McNeill

BORN   28 March 1831

DIED   25 May 1904  AGE   73

VC Won  30 March 1864   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Near Ohanpu, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Waikato-Hauhau Maori War

Name   Sir John Carstairs McNeill   No.    

VC Issue No.   316   Awards   VC   GCVO   KCB   KCMG

Regiment   107th Regiment (Bengal Infantry)

Later   Royal Sussex Regiment

Now   Princess Of Wales Royal Regiment

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Colonsay, Argyllshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   St Jame's Palace, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Oronsay Priory, McNeill family chapel, Isle of Colonsay, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Vault   Plot/Grave no.   McNeill family chapel

Gazetted   16 August 1864

VC Presented   6 December 1864, Governor of New Zealand, Sir George Grey, Auckland, New Zealand


Vault, Oronsay Priory, McNeill family chapel, Isel of Colonsay, Argyllshire, Scotland

Miniature VC at Waiouru Military Museum, New Zealand (on loan from family)

By The Way…

He was equerry to Queen Victoria, originally a equerry was in charge of the horses

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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VC 315
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VC Ephemera

New Zealand