Date of Act of Bravery: January 31st 1874

London Gazette: March 28th 1874

Campaign: Ashanti 1873-74

Citation: At Amoaful on 31st January 1874 skilfully leading his section through the bush for a whole day although badly wounded in the battle.

Comments: He was aged 36 and had the following doggerel verse written about him:
"The rain may rain and the snaw may snaw
The wind may blaw and the cock may craw
But ye canna frichten Jock M'Gaw
He's the stoutest man in the Forty-Twa.
The Ashantees,
When they saw the shanks of Jock McGaw
They turned about and fled awa"

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