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VC264   Alexander Thompson

BORN   1824

DIED   29 March 1880  AGE   56

VC Won  15 April 1858   AGE   34

Place VC Won  Fort Ruhya

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Alexander Thompson   No.    

VC Issue No.   264   Awards   VC   

Regiment   42nd Regiment

Later   Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Now   3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Tollbooth Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, 2 Barrack Street, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Wellshill Cemetery, Long Causeway, Perth, Perth & Kinross, Perthshire, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   2 April 1880

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Lair 2348

Gazetted   27 May 1859

VC Presented   07 April 1860, Brigadier-General Sir R Walpole, Bareilly, India


P  Headstone, Wellshill Cemetery, Long Causeway, Perth, Scotland

By The Way…

He was one of 14 soldiers of the Black Watch to win a Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) Museum, Balhousie Castle, Perth, Scotland



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