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VC160   James McGuire

BORN   1827

DIED   22 December 1862  AGE   35

VC Won  14 September 1857  AGE   30

Place VC Won  Kabul Gate, Delhi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   James McGuire   No.    1863

VC Issue No.   160   Awards   VC   

Regiment   1st European Bengal Fusiliers

Later   Royal Munster Fusiliers

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Lisnaskea Hospital, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Donagh Cemetery, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

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


By The Way…

VC forfeited for felony, he was convicted for taking a cow from his uncle as repayment of a debt

VC Held By

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



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Indian Mutiny