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VC352   William Henry Dick-Cunyngham

BORN   16 June 1851

DIED   7 January 1900  AGE   48

VC Won  13 December 1879   AGE   28

Place VC Won   Sherpur Pass

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   William Henry Dick-Cunyngham   No.    

VC Issue No.   352   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders


Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Prestonfield, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Ladysmith Cemetery, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 October 1881

VC Presented   1 December 1881 by Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


Headstone, Ladysmith Cemetery, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Named on family headstone at Windsor Old Cemetery, Berkshire

Named on War Memorial Panels, All Saints Church, Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal

P  Named on South African War Memorial, Promenade, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

P  Named on Gordon Highlanders Boer War Memorial, Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh Castle Midlothian, Scotland

P  Original grave cross at National War Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh Castle, Midlothian, Scotland

P  Named on memorial, Sandhurst Memorial Chapel, Camberley, Surrey

Named on plaque, Glenalmond College Chapel, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

Memorial stone cairn at site of death, Ceasars Camp, Ladysmith, South Africa

By The Way…

Being wounded in the leg in a previous engagement, he was shot and killed on his first day back on duty

VC Held By

Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke's, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen, Scotland



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VC Ephemera

Second Afghan War

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