Elcock, Roland Edward b. June 5, 1899 d. October 6, 1944 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award for his actions as a corporal in the 11th Battalion, The Royal Scots (The Lothian Regiment) of the British Army on October 15, 1918 at the Battle of the Argonne Forest near Capelle St. Catherine, France. Born in Wolverhampton, England, when World War I broke out in July 1914 he enlisted in the British Army at age 15 but was discharged as soon as his age was discovered. Three years later he reenlisted and was sent to France with the...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Dehra Dun Cemetery, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Forrest, George b. 1800 d. November 3, 1859 Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Dublin, Ireland, he served as a Lieutenant in the Bengal Establishment, British Army. On May 11, 1857 at Delhi, India, Lieutenant Forrest was one of nine men who defended the ammunition storehouse for more than five hours against large numbers of mutineers. When the wall was being scaled hope of outside help was gone, they blew up the ammunition, killing many of the mutineers. Of the defenders, five died in the explosion while Lieutenant Forrest...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Dehra Dun Cemetery, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India Plot: Mausoleum.