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John Connors
Birth: Oct., 1830
Death: Jan. 29, 1857

Crimean War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Davaugh, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 3rd Regiment of Foot, British Army. On September 8, 1855, during the assault on the Redan, Crimea, Private Connors seeing an officer of the 30th Regiment surrounded by the enemy, he rushed to his assistance. He immediately shot one of the Russians and ran his bayonet through another. He then carried on a hand-to-hand encounter against great odds until support came. He later achieved the rank of Corporal and before he could receive his Victoria Cross, Connors tragically died when he fell to his death from the battlements of Port Neuf, on the island of Corfu, where his regiment was then garrisoned. For conspicuous gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross on February 24, 1857. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Inscription:
To the
memory
of
Private John Connors
No. 3 Company 3rd. Foot
who died 29th. January 1857
from the effect of a fall from the
battlements at Port Neuf.
He had been awarded the Victoria Cross
for conspicuous gallantry at the
attack on the Redan.
This stone is erected by the officers
of his company and his comrades
as a token of their esteem and
regret at his untimely end.
Ye know not what shall
be on the morrow
James Chap. IV - 14.
 
Burial:
Corfu British Cemetery
Corfu
Regional unit of Corfu
Ionian Islands, Greece
 
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Record added: Jul 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11296055
John Connors
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
John Connors
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John Connors
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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Rest in sweet peace, John. You were truly a hero and will never be forgotten.
- susan emery
 Added: Jan. 27, 2017

- Jim
 Added: Jan. 29, 2016

- poddop
 Added: Jan. 29, 2016
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