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VC339 Samuel McGaw
DIED 22 July 1878 AGE 40
VC Won 21 January 1874 AGE 36
Place VC Won Amoaful, West Africa
War/Campaign First Ashanti Expedition
Name Samuel McGaw No.
VC Issue No. 339 Awards VC
Regiment 42nd Regiment
Later Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Now 3rd Battalion Royal Regiment Of Scotland
Rank VC Won Lance-Corporal
Rank End Of Career Sergeant
Place Of Birth Kirkmichael, Ayrshire, Scotland
Place Of Death Near Larnaca, Cyprus
Buried/Location Ashes British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 28 March 1874
VC Presented 20 April 1874 by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England
P Headstone, British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus
P Plaque in British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Cyprus (now broken)
P Plaque on flagpole Maybole Greenside, Carrick, Ayrshire
Memorial shield in St Andrew's Church, Kyrenia, Cyprus
By The Way…
Name shown as M'Gaw on some records
VC Held By
The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M
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