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Major-General William McBean VC (1 January 1818 - 23 June 1878) was a Scottishmarker recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to Britishmarker and Commonwealth forces.


He was 40 years old, and a lieutenant in the 93rd Regiment of Foot (later Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders - Princess Louise's), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place at Lucknowmarker, Indiamarker for which he was awarded the VC.

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He held every rank from private to major general.

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His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museummarker in Stirling Castlemarker, Scotland.


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