James Dundas


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Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death 23 Dec 1879 (aged 37)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Burial Shirpur, Kabul District, Kabul, Afghanistan
Memorial ID 8000992 View Source

Bhutan War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he served as a Lieutenant in the Bengal Engineers, Indian Army. On April 30, 1865, Lieutenant Dundas, with a senior officer were ordered to conduct a reconnaissance on a Block-house at Dewan-Giri, in Bhootan. The Block-house was defended with about 200 of the enemy, was reported by Lieutenant Dundas and he then went with assault force to show the way into the Block-house. He had to climb up a wall which was 14 feet high and then to enter a house, occupied by the Sikh soldiers. By leading the way with his fellow officer, he was wounded and the following attack was a success. For prestigious gallantry, he was promoted Captain and awarded the Victoria Cross on December 31, 1867. He was later was killed in actions at Sherpur, Afghanistan.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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