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VC320   John Murray

BORN   February 1837

DIED   8 April 1912  AGE   85

VC Won  21 June 1864   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Tauranga, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Waikato-Hauhau Maori War

Name   John Murray   No.    2918

VC Issue No.   320   Awards   VC   

Regiment   68th Regiment

Later   Durham Light Infantry

Now   3rd and 5th Battalions The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Whigsboro, near Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Place Of Death   At his sister's home, Derrinlough, near Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes   Eglish Churchyard, near Derrinlough, Co. Offaly, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   4 November 1864

VC Presented   5 December 1865, Brigadier-General Richard Waddy, Wanganui, New Zealand


P  Name on Victoria Cross memorial outside Durham Light Infantry museum, Durham, County Durham

By The Way…

John Murray won his Victoria Cross, at Te Ranga Pah, A Pah was a fortification, consisting of trenches and wooden stockades

VC Held By

Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads, Durham City, Co. Durham, England



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