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John Byrne
Birth: Sep., 1832
Death: Jul. 10, 1879

Crimean War Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 68th Regiment, Durham Light Infantry. On November 5, 1854, during the Battle of Inkerman, Crimea, when the regiment was ordered to retire, Private Byrne went back at the risk of his own life and brought in a wounded soldier under enemy fire. Again on May 11, 1955, Private Byrne in defending his position, engaged in a hand-to-hand combat with one of the enemy, killed the antagonist and captured his arms. For these acts of prestigious gallantry, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and promoted Corporal. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Saint Woolos Cemetery
Newport
Newport, Wales
 
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Record added: Aug 09, 2003
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John Byrne
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
Great love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.
- David Shoup
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013
I light a candle for John Byrne ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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