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VC257   James Byrne

BORN   1822

DIED   6 December 1872  AGE   50

VC Won  3 April 1858   AGE   36

Place VC Won  Jhansi

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   James Byrne   No.    

VC Issue No.   257   Awards   VC   

Regiment   86th Regiment

Later   Royal Irish Rifles

Now   Royal Irish Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Place Of Death   Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Glasnevin Cemetery (Prospect Cemetery), Finglas Road, Dublin, Eire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   The Garden Section (O'Connell Circle & Section), Row Jf, Grave 236

Gazetted   11 November 1859

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


P  Headstone, Glasnevin Cemetery (Prospect Cemetery), Finglas Road, Dublin

Named on Regimental Memorial at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland

By The Way…

A plaque was unveiled with his name on the gravestone in September 2011

VC Held By

Royal Ulster Rifles Regimental Museum, RHQ, The Royal Irish Rifles, 5 Waring Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland



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