|Born||9 February 1835
|Died||14 August 1902
|Buried at||Kensal Green Cemetery|
|Unit||3rd Bombay Light Cavalry|
Royal Victorian Order
John Grant Malcolmson VC MVO (9 February 1835 – 14 August 1902) 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.
On 8 February 1857 at the Battle of Khushab, Persia, the adjutant of the regiment (Arthur Thomas Moore) was probably the first in the attack, but his horse, on leaping into the square, fell dead, crushing his rider and breaking his sword. The adjutant extricated himself and tried with his broken sword to force his way through the enemy, but he would almost certainly have lost his life had not Lieutenant Malcolmson seen his plight, fought his way to his dismounted comrade and, giving him his stirrup, carried him to safety.
He later achieved the rank of captain.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- Scotland's Forgotten Valour (Graham Ross, 1995)
- Location of grave and VC medal (Kensal Green Cemetery)