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VC75   John Alexander

BORN  Date unknown

DIED   24 September 1857  AGE  

VC Won  18 June 1855  AGE

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Alexander  No.   2932

VC Issue No.   75   Awards   VC    

Regiment   90th Regiment

Later   Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Place Of Death   Alum Bagh, Lucknow, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Location unknown, presumably buried where he fell, India


Date Buried/Cremated   13 June 1867

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   C of E Section 14, Grave 589

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   Registered post to his widow on the 16 August 1858


Display at National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

By The Way…

He was killed in action and believed to be buried where he fell at Alumbagh, Lucknow, India.

VC Held By

Scottish United Services Museum, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland



VC 74 VC 76

After the attack on the redan 18th June 1855, he left the trenches several times to bring in the wounded, under very heavy fire. He repeated this act three months later, bringing in a captain.

VC Ephemera

VC 74
VC 76
Crimean War