Historical records matching Major-Gen. Donald Macintyre, V.C.
About Major-Gen. Donald Macintyre, V.C.
Wikipedia Biographical Summary
"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.
Macintyre was 40 years old, and a major in the Bengal Staff Corps, British Indian Army, and 2nd Gurkha Rifles during the Looshai Expedition, India when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.
On 4 January 1872 during the Looshai 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.
He fought in the Second Anglo-Afghan War and was granted the rank of major general upon retirement.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Gurkha Museum in Winchester, Hampshire, England."
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Donald Macintyre', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 December 2012, 23:36 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Donald_Macintyre&oldid=527934141> [accessed 23 March 2013]
- History of the Mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name; Alexander Mackenzie; 1894; page 547