William Fraser McDonell VC
(1829-1894)

Died aged c. 65

William Fraser McDonell VC (17 December 1829 – 31 July 1894) was a British civil servant, judge and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest 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 have been awarded the VC.

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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

Pittville House, Wellington Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom where they was born (1829) and died (1894)