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VC420   James Morris Colquhoun Colvin

BORN   26 August 1870

DIED   7 December 1945  AGE   75

VC Won 16-17 September 1897  AGE  27

Place VC Won   Bilot, Mohmand Valley, India

War/Campaign  Mohmand Campaign, India

Name   James Morris Colquhoun Colvin   No.    

VC Issue No.   420   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Corps of Royal Engineers



Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Colonel

Place Of Birth   Bijnor, North West Frontier, India (now Pakistan)

Place Of Death   Stanway, near Colchester, Essex, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Ipswich Crematorium (Old Cemetery), Cemetery Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Cremated   Ipswich Crematorium (Old Cemetery), Cemetery Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk, England

Date Buried/Cremated   11 December 1945

Headstone   Ashes   Plot/Grave no.   December Lawn, Garden of Rest (closed in 1975, now situated in front of Temple of Remembrance)

Gazetted   20 May 1898

VC Presented   19 July 1898, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Named on 'For Valour' board at the Royal Engineers Museum, Brompton Barracks, Prince Arthur Road, Chatham, Kent

Blue plaque on former house, Stanway, Colchester, Essex

By The Way…

The original VC sent to India for presentation, Colvin had since left India and a replacement prepared for presentation at Windsor Castle

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