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Edward Spence
Birth: Dec. 28, 1837
Death: Apr. 17, 1858

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dumfries, Scotland, he served as a Private in the 42nd Regiment of Foot, British Army. On April 15, 1858, during the attack on Fort Ruhya, India, Private Spence with other volunteers in a most exposed position under very heavy fire, carried away the body of an officer of the 14th Punjab Rifles from the top of the glacis of the structure. In this assault he had been severely wounded and died two days later. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on May 27, 1859. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Fort Ruhya Cemetery
Uttar Pradesh, India [unmarked]
Specifically: Grave is not marked
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Record added: Sep 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11762628

- poddop
 Added: Apr. 17, 2016

- James Snow
 Added: Apr. 17, 2015
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Feb. 21, 2014
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