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VC217   John Dunlay

BORN   1831

DIED   17 October 1890  AGE   59

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   26

Place VC Won  Secundra Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Dunlay   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   217   Awards   VC   

Regiment   93rd Regiment

Later   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Princess Louise's

Now   5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Douglas, Co. Cork, Ireland

Place Of Death   Southern Infirmary, Cork, Co. Cork, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Co. Cork, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

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


By The Way…

Also know as Dunley or Dunlea

Musket ball that was removed from his knee is at Sheesh Mahal Museum, India

VC Held By

Sheesh Mahal Museum, Patialla, India



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