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VC232   Bernard McQuirt

BORN   1829

DIED   5 October 1888  AGE   82

VC Won  6 January 1858   AGE   29

Place VC Won  Rowa

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   Bernard McQuirt   No.    

VC Issue No.   232   Awards   VC   

Regiment   95th Regiment

Later   Sherwood Foresters, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment

Now   2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Donaghcloney, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 72 Urney Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Belfast City Cemetery, Ballymuphy, Belfast, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   7 October 1888

Headstone   Unmarked grave   Plot/Grave no.   Public Section J, Grave 233

Gazetted   11 November 1859

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


P  Memorial stone at Donaghcloney Cemetery

Display at Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment) Museum, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

P  Memorial Stone, Village War Memorial, Donaghcloney, Co Down, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

Buried under name of McCourt

VC Held By

Not known



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Indian Mutiny