Charles James William Grant VC
Name: Charles James William Grant
Conflict: Manipur Expedition
Gazetted: May 26, 1891
Service: Indian Army
Place/date of birth: Bourtie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland/ October 14, 1861
Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Lieutenant (Brevet-Colonel)
Date of bravery: March 27-April 9, 1891
London Gazette citation:
Lieutenant Charles James William Grant, Indian Staff Corps
For conspicuous bravery and devotion to his country displayed by him in having, upon hearing on the 27th March, 1891, of the disaster at Manipur, at once volunteered to attempt the relief of the British Captives, with 80 Native Soldiers, and having advanced with the greatest intrepidity, captured Thobal, near Manipur, and held it against a large force of the enemy.
Lieutenant Grant inspired his men with equal heroism, by an ever-present example of personal daring and resource.
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Other decorations: N/A
Place/date of death: Sidmouth, Devon/November 23, 1932
Grave/memorials: Headstone, Temple Road Cemetery, Sidmouth, Devon
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 2023
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum