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VC354   William John Vousden

BORN   20 September 1845

DIED   12 November 1902  AGE   57

VC Won  14 December 1879   AGE   34

Place VC Won   Asmai Heights

War/Campaign  Second Afghan War, Afghanistan

Name   William John Vousden   No.    

VC Issue No.   354   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   Indian Army, 5th Punjab Cavalry & Bengal Staff Corps


Now   12th Cavalry (Frontier Force) Pakistan Army

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Perth, Perthshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Lahore, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

Buried/Location Ashes   Lahore Cemetery, Ravi Road, Taxali Gate, Lahore, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan


Date Buried/Cremated   13 November 1902

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 October 1881

VC Presented   24 May 1882, Lieutenant-Governor Bengal, Hon A R Thompson


P  Named on parents grave, Rye Cemetery, East Sussex

Plaque at St. Augustines Church, Kohat, Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan

By The Way…

An article written by Majid Sheikh for the newspaper The Daily Dawn, states Vousden’s gravestone was being used as a surface in a bookbinding workshop in Santnagar, Pakistan

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