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 James Byrne

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James Byrne

  • Birth 1822 County Wicklow, Ireland
  • Death 6 Dec 1872 County Dublin, Ireland
  • Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Plot Garden Section: JF 236
  • Memorial ID 7706520

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 86th Regiment, Royal Irish Rifles. On April 3, 1858, at Jhansi, India, Private Byrne assisted an officer of his regiment in removing, another officer whom was severely wounded under heavy enemy fire. They took the injured man to a place of safety and in doing so Private Byrne was wounded. For courage in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross Medal and later achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith





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  • Added: 24 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7706520
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Byrne (1822–6 Dec 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7706520, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .