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JOHN SIMPSON V.C.

 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: JOHN SIMPSON V.C. Reply with quote

The memorial is located on the wall outside the east entrance of St. Martin's Church;

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: VictoriaCross Reply with quote

John Simpson (Born Edinburgh 29 January 1826 - Died Perth 27 October 1884) was a Scottish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

Simpson, 32 years old, was a quartermaster-sergeant in the 42nd Regiment of the British Army, later the Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), during the Indian Mutiny of April 15, 1858. During the attack on Fort Ruhya, India, Simpson volunteered to go to an exposed point within 40 yards of the parapet of the fort under heavy fire and carried back Lieutenant Douglas and a private soldier, both of whom were seriously wounded.

He later achieved the rank of major. His grave and memorial are at Balbeggie Churchyard, St. Martin's, near Perth, Scotland.

His medal is on display at the County Museum of Natural History, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:24 pm    Post subject: WMR (ex UKNIWM) number Reply with quote

WMR 79648
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