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VC305   John Lucas

BORN   1826

DIED   4 March 1892  AGE   66

VC Won  18 March 1861   AGE   35

Place VC Won   Huirangi Bush, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Taranaki Maori War

Name   John Lucas   No.    

VC Issue No.   305   Awards   VC   

Regiment   40th Regiment

Later   South Lancashire Regiment

Now   Duke Of Lancaster Regiment

Rank VC Won   Colour-Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant-Major

Place Of Birth   Clashganny, Myshall Parish, Bagnalstown, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his home, 'The Lodge', Parkgate Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   St James Churchyard (Church now redundent), James's Street, Dublin, Eire


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   17 July 1861

VC Presented   1 October 1862, GOC New Zealand, Ellerslie


By The Way…

Headstone allegedly destroyed by the IRA in 1916

VC Held By

South Lancashire Regiment, Museum of The Queen's Lancashire Regiment, Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire, England



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