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 Samuel McGaw

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Samuel McGaw

  • Birth 1838 Kirkmichael, South Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Death 22 Jul 1878 Larnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus
  • Burial Kyrenia, Kyrenia, Cyprus
  • Memorial ID 8185174

Ashanti War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lance Sergeant in the 42nd Regiment, Black Watch, British Army. In the battle at Amoaful, West Africa, on January 21, 1874, although badly wounded, Lance Sergeant McGaw continued to lead his section in fighting through the bush for a whole day. For extreme courage and leadership, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 15 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8185174
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel McGaw (1838–22 Jul 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8185174, citing British Cemetery, Kyrenia, Kyrenia, Cyprus ; Maintained by Find A Grave .