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VC293  Sir Dighton MacNaughten Probyn

BORN   21 January 1833

DIED   20 June 1924  AGE   91

VC Won  1857-1858   AGE   25

Place VC Won   Throughout Mutiny Campaign

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Sir Dighton MacNaughten Probyn   No.    

VC Issue No.   293   Awards   VC   GCB   GCSI   GCVO   ISO

Regiment   2nd Punjab Cavalry

Later   22nd Sam Brownes Cavalry

Now   12th Cavalry Frontier Force Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Marylebone, London, England

Place Of Death   Sandringham, Norfolk, England

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


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Square 117-2, Grave 21487

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented   2 August 1858 by Queen Victoria, Southsea Common, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, West London

P  Brass plaque at Sandringham Church, Norfolk

P  Memorial window at Sandringham Church, Norfolk

Named on school chapel, Gordon Boys School, Bagshot Road, West End, Surrey

Memorial plaque in Cathedral of Resurrection, Lahore, Pakistan

By The Way…

After his military life he served the Royal Household until he died at Sandringham

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