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VC234   John Adam Tytler

BORN   29 October 1825

DIED   14 February 1880  AGE   54

VC Won  10 February 1858   AGE   32

Place VC Won  Choorpoorah

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Adam Tytler   No.    

VC Issue No.   234   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   66th Bengal Native Infantry

Later   66th Goorkha Regiment of Bengal Native Infantry

Now   1st Gorkha Rifles Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Brigadier-General

Place Of Birth   Monghyr, Bengal Province, India

Place Of Death   Thal, Kurram Valley, North West Frontier, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Kohat Christian Cemetery, Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   15 February 1880

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   23 August 1858

VC Presented   1858, India


Headstone, Kohat Christian Cemetery, Kohat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Memorial, St Paul’s & St Georges Church, York Place, Edinburgh, Scotland

By The Way…

John Tytler was the first Gurkha officer to be awarded a Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Gurkha Museum, Peninsular Barracks, Romsey Road, Winchester, Hampshire, England



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