Recipient of the Victoria CrossDied when: 44 years 117 days (531 months)
Star Sign: Libra
James Munro VC (11 October 1826 – 5 February 1871) 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.
He was 20 when he joined up, and by 1854 he was a sergeant serving in the Crimean War.Eighteen months later, his regiment went to India and in 1857 Munro was promoted to colour sergeant.
James Munro received his medal from Queen Victoria at Windsor Castle in 1860, two years after he was discharged due to illness caused by his wounds.