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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: John Adam Tytler VC Reply with quote

Brigadier General John Adam Tytler CB VC memorial
St Paul's & St George's Church
York Place
Edinburgh



Sacred to the memory of

Brigadier General John Adam Tytler CB VC

Who commanded the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division
Peshawur Valley Field Force
In the Afghan War of 1878-79
And who died at Thull on the 14th February 1880

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In affectionate remembrance of one who
by his abilities as a soldier and kindness
and consideration as a friend, gained the
respect and love of all ranks

Erected by
The officers, non-commiccioned officers, and men
of the regiments composing his brigade
1st Batn 17th Foot: 27th Pujaub Infantry: 45th(Rattray's) Sikhs


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:21 pm    Post subject: VictoriaCross Reply with quote

Here are the details of the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Adam_Tytler

He was 22 years old, and a lieutenant in the 66th Bengal Native Infantry, Indian Army, (later 1st Gurkha Rifles) during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 10 February 1858 at Choorpoorah, India, when the attacking parties were experiencing heavy fire of round shot, grape and musketry, Lieutenant Tytler dashed on horseback, alone, up to the enemy's guns where he engaged in hand-to-hand combat until the guns were taken. He was wounded three times during the encounter.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to this VC webpage

http://www.victoriacross.org.uk/ggpakist.htm

He is buried in the Christian Cemetery, Kohat, North West Frontier, Pakistan,

and his VC is in the Gurkha Museum, Winchester, Hampshire


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