Donald Macintyre (Indian Army officer)
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.
|Born||12 September 1831|
|Died||15 April 1903|
|Service/||British Indian Army|
|Unit||Bengal Staff Corps|
Second Anglo-Afghan War
|Relations||William Brydon CB (brother-in-law)|
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.
- List of Brigade of Gurkhas recipients of the Victoria Cross
- William Brydon, Macintyre's brother in law, who became famous as the sole survivor of the Massacre of Elphinstone's Army