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VC274   John Pearson

BORN   19 January 1825

DIED   18 April 1892  AGE   67

VC Won  17 June 1858   AGE   33

Place VC Won   Gwalior

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   John Pearson   No.   1882    ELECTED BY REGIMENT

VC Issue No.   274   Awards   VC   

Regiment   8th (King's Royal Irish) Hussars


Now   Queen's Royal Hussars

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Place Of Death   Bruce County, Ontario, Canada

Buried/Location Ashes   Eastnor Township Cemetery, near Lions Head, Ontario, Canada


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   26 January 1859

VC Presented   18 June 1859, GOC Bombay, Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Somerset, India


Headstone, Eastnor Township Cemetery, near Lions Head, Ontario, Canada

Plaque at Memorial Park, Lions Head, Ontario, Canada

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial outside Leeds City Art Gallery, Cetenary Square, Leeds, Yorkshire

Pearsons Court, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pearsons Close, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire

Pearsons View, Seacroft, Leeds, West Yorkshire

By The Way…

After being discharged from the army he left England for a new life in Canada

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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Indian Mutiny