John Christopher Guise VC

Name: John Christopher Guise

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: December 24, 1858

Service: Army

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John Christopher Guise VC
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Place/date of birth: Highnam, Gloucestershire/July 27, 1826

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Major (later Lieutenant General and Sir)

Date of bravery: November 16/17, 1857

London Gazette citation:

90th Regiment. Major (now Brevet-Lieutenant-Colonel) John Christopher Guise. Date of Acts of Bravery, 16th and 17th November, 1857.

For conspicuous gallantry in action on the 16th and 17th of November, 1857, at Lucknow.

Elected by the Officers of the Regiment.

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Other decorations: CB

Place/date of death: Gorey, Co Wexford, Ireland/February 5, 1895

Grave/memorials: Gorey Churchyard, Co Wexford, Ireland; Elmore Church, Gloucestershire

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased from the Spink List, 1997

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