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VC267   William Gardner

BORN   3 March 1821

DIED   24 October 1897  AGE   76

VC Won  5 May 1858   AGE   37

Place VC Won   Bareilly

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William Gardner   No.    

VC Issue No.   267   Awards   VC   MSM

Regiment   42nd Regiment

Later   Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Now   3rd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Colour-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Nemphlar, near Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Bothwell, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Bothwellpark Cemetery, New Edinburgh Road, Glasgow, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section A, Lair 1532/3

Gazetted   23 August 1858

VC Presented   February 1859, India


P  Headstone, Bothwellpark Cemetery, New Edinburgh Road, Glasgow

P  Named on the Victoria Cross archway, New Town Square, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland

By The Way…

His VC was sold in 2008 by Dr David Gardner a great grandson. All the money raised by the sale was donated to Scottish charities.

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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