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    Re: Black Watch Victoria Cross Holders

    Was he not weighed down on one side.
    JTR Rhyl 1970 - 72
    BW 1972 - 95

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    Thanks Chalky for your good work and this VCs of the Regiment . There is a book called " SCOTLAND'S FORGOTTEN VALOUR" by Graham Ross ISBN 1899272 00 3 published by MacLean Press , 60 Aird Bhearnasdail, By Portree , Isle of Skye 1995 and this book covers the Scottish Victoria Crosses awarded to Scottish Soldiers or soldiers in Scottish Regiments too .

    Last year when I was along at Balhousie Castle there was a relative of Pte Charles Melvin , VC visiting the Museum along with her grandson .

    A friend of mine , Gordon Highlander of WW2 visits the Royal Hospital at Chelsea and he used to see ex BW / att KOSB Pte Bill Speakman VC in the Royal Hospital , Chelsea but it seems Bill Speakman did not stay there long !

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    Re: Black Watch Victoria Cross Holders

    Greeting Chalky...As a lifelong collector of all things relating to the V.C., including over six hundred books and a file on each holder of the medal, I appreciate all the work you put into this post. I have sever hundred photos of VC graves and have begun searching through to see what Black Watch I may have to post here.
    At one time, my collection was the biggest in Canada and a few years ago I handed the files over to a local government musuem.
    Thanks again.

    Bob Little
    God Bless "The Watch" Now And Forever

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    Cheers, Chalky.

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    Look forward to your posts Bob.

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    Re: Black Watch Victoria Cross Holders

    Originally Posted By: Chalky - Lance Sergeant Samuel McGaw

    Born: Kirkmichael Village, Ayrshire. 1837

    Date of Act of Bravery: 31 January 1874

    London Gazette: 28th March 1874

    Campaign: Ashanti War, Battle of Amoaful.

    Location of VC: The Lord Ashcroft Collection

    Died: 22nd July 1878

    Buried: Cyprus

    Citation: At Amoaful, on the 31st January 1874, skilfully leading his section through the bush for a whole day, although badly wounded early in the battle.

    Read more about him Here

    I went and found the grave in Gerne or Kirenia as it was called before the Turks invaded. While having a wee dram in a local pub I was told about it and made a point of finding it.
    Well looked after I thought.
    Yours Aye
    Last edited by Chalky; 20th March 2011 at 17:00. Reason: Tidy up
    War does not decide who is right , only who is left.

    Tam Drummond
    Former Musician in the 1st Bn The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment )

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