William Fraser McDonell blue plaque in Cheltenham

William Fraser McDonell VC Bengal Civil Service 1829-1894 born in this house on 17 December 1829 died here on 31 July 1894.
For great coolness and bravery at Arrah on 30 July 1857 during the Indian Mutiny

William Fraser McDonell VC (17 December 1829 – 31 July 1894) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. He is one of only five civilians to be awarded the VC.

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