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John Ryan Famous memorial Veteran

Birth
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland
Death
4 Mar 1858 (aged 34–35)
Kanpur, Kanpur Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India
Burial
Kanpur, Kanpur Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India Add to Map
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Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 1st Madras Fusiliers, Indian Army. At Lucknow, India, September 26, 1857, when a group of his comrades was besieged in a house in the city, Private Ryan with another Private went forward to assist. They fought off attackers and took a wounded Captain out of a dhooly and carried him into the house for protection. In addition to this Private Ryan devoted himself during the day to rescuing the wounded in the neighborhood from being massacred. Private Ryan later achieved the rank of Sergeant and was killed in action at Cawnpore, India. For his courage at Lucknow, India, September 26, 1857, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Kilkenny, Ireland, he served as a Private in the 1st Madras Fusiliers, Indian Army. At Lucknow, India, September 26, 1857, when a group of his comrades was besieged in a house in the city, Private Ryan with another Private went forward to assist. They fought off attackers and took a wounded Captain out of a dhooly and carried him into the house for protection. In addition to this Private Ryan devoted himself during the day to rescuing the wounded in the neighborhood from being massacred. Private Ryan later achieved the rank of Sergeant and was killed in action at Cawnpore, India. For his courage at Lucknow, India, September 26, 1857, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: Sep 10, 2005
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11718446/john-ryan: accessed ), memorial page for John Ryan (1823–4 Mar 1858), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11718446, citing Old British Cemetery, Kanpur, Kanpur Nagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India; Maintained by Find a Grave.