Donald Macintyre (Indian Army officer)

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Major General Donald Macintyre VC (12 September 1831 – 15 April 1903) was a Scottish 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.

Donald Macintyre
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Born12 September 1831
Kincraig, Ross-shire
Died15 April 1903
Fortrose
Buried
Rosemarkie Churchyard
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Indian Army
RankMajor General
UnitBengal Staff Corps
Battles/warsLushai Expedition
Second Anglo-Afghan War
AwardsVictoria Cross
RelationsWilliam Brydon CB (brother-in-law)

Early lifeEdit

Macintyre was educated at Addiscombe Military Seminary.[1]

CareerEdit

Macintyre was 40 years old, and a major in the Bengal Staff Corps, British Indian Army, and 2nd Gurkha Rifles during the Lushai Expedition, India when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 4 January 1872 during the Lushai Campaign, North-East India, Major Macintyre led the assault on the stockaded village of Lalgnoora. He was the first to reach the stockade, at that time about 9 feet high, and successfully stormed it under heavy fire from the enemy.[2]

He fought in the Second Anglo-Afghan War and was granted the rank of major general upon retirement.

The medalEdit

His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Gurkha Museum in Winchester, Hampshire, England.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip A. Wilkins, The History of the Victoria Cross: Being an account of the 520 acts of bravery for which the decoration has been awarded and portraits of 392 recipients, Andrews UK Limited, 2012, ISBN 1781516731, 9781781516737
  2. ^ "No. 23902". The London Gazette. 27 September 1872. p. 4489.

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