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VC145   Ross Lowis Mangles

BORN   14 April 1833

DIED   28 February 1905  AGE   71

VC Won  30 July 1857  AGE   24

Place VC Won  Arrah

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Ross Lowis Mangles   No.   

VC Issue No.   145   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Bengal Civil Service



Rank VC Won   Mr

Rank End Of Career   Mr

Place Of Birth   Calcutta, India

Place Of Death   The Lodge, Pirbright, Surrey, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England


Date Buried/Cremated   04 March 1905

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Plot 31, Grave 154820

Gazetted   6 July 1859

VC Presented   04 January 1860, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Brookwood Cemetery, Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England

P  Bronze plaque in the St Michael & All Angels Church, Pirbright, Woking, Surrey

By The Way…

First civilian to be awarded the VC

Grave refurbished September 2006

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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As part of the relief force of Arrah, Ross Mangles of the Bengal Civil Service, tended to an injured soldier and then carried him for six miles over boggy ground to safety. The Warrant of the Decoration was altered allowing Mangles as a civilian to win the award

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