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VC260 Edward Spence
BORN 28 December 1830
DIED 17 April 1858 AGE 27
VC Won 15 April 1858 AGE 27
Place VC Won Fort Ruhya
War/Campaign The Indian Mutiny
Name Edward Spence No. POSTHUMOUS
VC Issue No. 260 Awards VC
Regiment 42nd Regiment
Later Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Now 3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland
Rank VC Won Private
Rank End Of Career Private
Place Of Birth Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
Place Of Death Fort Ruhya, Oude, India
Buried/Location Ashes Fort Ruhya Cemetery, Oude (Awadh), Uttar Pradesh, India.
Headstone Unmarked grave Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 27 May 1859 (confirmed 15 January 1907)
VC Presented No presentation
By The Way…
His Victoria Cross was donated to the museum by an anonymous benefactor.
VC Held By
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Museum, Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland