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VC24   Sir James Mouat

BORN  14 April 1815

DIED   4 January 1899  AGE   83

VC Won  26 October 1854  AGE 39

Place VC Won  Balaclava, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   Sir James Mouat   No.             

VC Issue No.   24   Awards   VC   KCB

Regiment   6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons


Now   Royal Dragoon Guards

Rank VC Won   Surgeon

Rank End Of Career   Surgeon-General

Place Of Birth   Chatham, Kent, England

Place Of Death   At his home, 108 Place Garden Terrace, Kensington, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes  Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 154/PS, Plot 28837

Gazetted   02 June 1858

VC Presented   02 June 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone at Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, London, England

P  Plaque at the National Arboretum, Staffordshire

By The Way…

He was appointed surgeon to Queen Victoria in 1888

VC Held By

Royal Army Medical Corps Museum, Keogh Barracks, Mytchett Place Road, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Hampshire, England



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Went out of the lines after the Charge of the Light Brigade, to bandage the wounds and thus saving the life of an officer, all the time under heavy fire.

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Crimean War