George Murray Rolland VC

Name: George Murray Rolland

Conflict: Third Somaliland Expedition

Gazetted: August 7, 1903

Service: Indian Army

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George Murray Rolland VC
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Place/date of birth: Wellington, India/May 12, 1869

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Captain (later Major)

Date of bravery: April 22, 1903

London Gazette citation [joint citation]:

Major J. E. Gough, in his despatch of the 23rd April, attached to the report of the operations of the Berbera-Bohotle flying column – has brought to my notice the names of two officers whom he recommends for the Victoria Cross for an act of conspicuous gallantry during the action of Daratoleh.

I beg to forward for favourable consideration the names of these two Officers –

Major W. G. Walker, Indian Army, Bikanir Camel Corps.

Captain G. M. Rolland, Indian Army, Intelligence Officer, Flying Column, Berbera-Bohotle force…

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Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Nagpur, India/July 9, 1910

Grave/memorials: Takli Cemetery, Nagpur, India; St Stephen’s Church, South Kensington, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased privately, 1991

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum