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VC73   John Lyons

BORN  1823

DIED   20 April 1867  AGE   44

VC Won  10 June 1855  AGE 32

Place VC Won  Sebastopol, Crimea

War/Campaign  Crimean War

Name   John Lyons  No.   1051

VC Issue No.   73   Awards   VC    

Regiment   19th Regiment

Later   Green Howards

Now   2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment - Pending defence cuts

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Place Of Death   Naas, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Buried/Location Ashes  Location unknown, Co. Kildare, Ireland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 February 1857

VC Presented   26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England


P  Lyons Road, Richmond, Yorkshire

By The Way…

Picture of John Lyons is believed to have been taken after his death

VC Held By

Green Howards Regiment Museum, Trinity Church Square, The Market Place, Richmond, Yorkshire, England



VC 72 VC 74

Whilst in a trench before Sebastopol, a live shell landed in amongst the guard. Without hesitation, he threw it over the parapet, thus saving lives.

VC 72
VC 74
Crimean War