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VC212   John Harrison

BORN   24 January 1832

DIED   27 December 1865  AGE   33

VC Won  16 November 1857   AGE   25

Place VC Won  Shah Najaf Mosque, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Harrison   No.    

VC Issue No.   212   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade



Rank VC Won   Leading Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Boatswain's Mate & Petty Officer

Place Of Birth   Castleborough, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Place Of Death   London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, London, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Compartment O, Common grave

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   04 January 1860, Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Berkshire, England


P  Headstone, Brompton Cemetery, Old Brompton Road, West Brompton, London

By The Way…

He was in the Naval Brigade while on land. At sea he was serving on HMS Shannon

VC Held By

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London



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