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VC218   John Paton

BORN   23 December 1833

DIED   1 April 1914  AGE   80

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   23

Place VC Won  Shah Najaf Mosque, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Paton   No.    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   218   Awards   VC   

Regiment   93rd Regiment

Later   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Princess Louise's

Now   5th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, Prospect Road, Summer Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood Road, Strathfield, West Sydney, NSW, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   02 April 1914

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Church of England Section AAA - 414

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   06 July 1859, Major-General Sir R Garrett, Umbeyla, Peshawar, India


Headstone, Rookwood Cemetery, Rookwood Road, Strathfield, West Sydney, NSW, Australia

Memorial tablet in St Andrew's Church of England Church, Summer Hill, Sydney, NSW, Australia

By The Way…

He emigrated to Australia in 1861 and became a superintendent of prisons.

VC Held By

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, The Castle, Stirling, Scotland



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