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VC152   John Divane

BORN   November 1823

DIED   1 December 1888  AGE   65

VC Won  10 September 1857  AGE   33

Place VC Won  Delhi, India

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Divane   No.   2820   ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   152   Awards   VC   

Regiment   60th Rifles

Later   King's Royal Rifle Corps

Now   2nd & 4th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Canavane, Loughrea, Co. Galway, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 35 New Street, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Penzance Cemetery (St Clare's Churchyard), Nanceaiverne, Cornwall, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section M-3, Grave 18

Gazetted   20 January 1860

VC Presented   09 November 1860 by Queen Victoria at Home Park, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Penzance Cemetery (St Clare's Churchyard), Nanceaiverne, Cornwall

By The Way…

Some records show name as 'Devine'

Headstone erected 1995 by Royal Green Jackets

Grave now refurbished

VC Held By

Not known



VC 151 VC 153

Gallantly led a successful charge by the Beeloochee and Sikh troops on one of the enemy's trenches.

VC 151
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