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VC497   John Barry

BORN   1 February 1873

DIED   8 January 1901   AGE   27

VC Won   7-8 January 1901   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Monument Hill

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   John Barry  No.   3733   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   497   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Royal Irish Regiment, 1st Battalion


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   St Mary's Parish, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland

Place Of Death   Monument Hill, Belfast, South Africa

Buried/Location Ashes   Belfast Cemetery, east of Johannesburg, South Africa


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Small Metal Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   8 August 1902

VC Presented   Registered post to his family on the 30 April 1902


Headstone, Belfast Cemetery, east of Johannesburg, South Africa

By The Way…

His Vickers-Maxim machine gun is in the National Army Collection, Chelsea

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



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VC 496
VC 498

VC Ephemera

The Second Boer War