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|Subject: John M'Dougall, 44th Foot, and Lieut. E. H. Lenon, 67th Foot Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:38 pm|| |
"John M'Dougall, 44th Foot, and Lieut. E. H. Lenon, 67th Foot, he was awarded the VC " for distinguished gallantry in swimming the ditches and entering the North Taku Port (China, 14th August 1860) by an embrasure during the assault. They were the first of the English established on the walls of the fort, which they entered in the order in which their names are here recorded, each one being assisted by the others to mount the embrasure." Commanded the Light Infantry throughout the Zulu war of 1879, and was present in the engagements at Zungin Nek, Kambula, and Ulundi (twice mentioned one in despatches. Brevets of Lt. Colonel and Colonel, Medal with Clasp"
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|Subject: John M'Dougall 44th foot Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:07 am|| |
can't say I've ever heard of him , not in Mac and Shad either ! . Checked in ' The History Of The VC ' no mention of him serving anywhere else than China ! .