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 William McBean

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William McBean Famous memorial

Birth
Inverness, Highland, Scotland
Death 23 Jun 1878 (aged 60)
Shooters Hill, Royal Borough of Greenwich, Greater London, England
Burial Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Memorial ID 8127931 View Source

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. A native of Inverness, Scotland, he served during the Indian Rebellion of 1857-1858 as a Lieutenant in the 93rd Regiment, Sutherland Highlanders. At Lucknow, India, March 11, 1858, he single-handedly killed 11 of the enemy during the attack on the main breach of the Begum Dagh. For most prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal. In the course of his military career he rose from the rank of Private to Major General. His Victoria Cross medal is displayed today at the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum in Sterling Castle, Sterling, Scotland.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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IN MEMORY OF
VICTORIA BEVERIDGE
WIFE OF
LIEUT. COL. Wm MCBEAN, V.C.
OF SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS
AND THEIR SON

Erected by Her Sorrowing Husband


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