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VC181   Peter McManus

BORN   March 1829

DIED   27 April 1859  AGE   30

VC Won  26 September 1857   AGE   28

Place VC Won  Relief of Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Peter McManus   No.    

VC Issue No.   181   Awards   VC   

Regiment   5th Regiment, 1st Battalion

Later   Northumberland Fusiliers

Now   Royal Regiment of Fusiliers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Tynan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   Allahabad, India

Buried/Location Ashes  Location unknown, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   1858, Lieutenant-General Sir J Outram, India


By The Way…

Believed to be buried in an unmarked grave with other smallpox victims.

Request for a replacement VC by McManus' nephew, Major D J McManus on 30 August 1939, declined as he was not next of kin

VC Held By

Fusiliers Museum of Northumberland, The Abbot's Tower, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England



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