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VC417   Sir Robert Bellew Adams

BORN   26 July 1856

DIED   13 February 1928  AGE   71

VC Won   17 August 1897   AGE   41

Place VC Won   Nawa Kili, Upper Swat, India

War/Campaign  Malakand Frontier War, India

Name   Sir Robert Bellew Adams   No.    

VC Issue No.   417   Awards   VC   KCB

Regiment   Staff Corps & Corps of Guides, Indian Army

Later   The Guides Cavarly (Queen Victoria’s Own Frontier Force)

Now   Frontier Force Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Murree, Punjab, India

Place Of Death   Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

Buried/Location Ashes   Tomnahuich Cemetery, Glenurquhart Road, A82, Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

Cremated   Glasgow Crematorium, Tresta Road, Cadder, Glasgow, Scotland

Date Buried/Cremated   17 February 1928

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section A, Lair 251

Gazetted   9 November 1897

VC Presented   9 July 1898, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Tomnahuich Cemetery, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, Scotland

Stained glass window at the Guides Church, Mardan, Pakistan

By The Way…

VC originally sent out to India for presentation, as Adams was returning home on leave the War Office gave the instruction that he should hand it in at the War Office to be forwarded to the Queen for presentation

He was cremated at Glasgow Crematorium, Tresta Road, Cadder, Glasgow, Scotland

VC Held By

Not known



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