Place Of Birth Drumargole, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
Place Of Death Great Culverden, Kent, England
Buried/Location Ashes Parish Church of St Lawrence churchyard, The Street, Mereworth, near Maidstone, Kent, England
Headstone Headstone Plot/Grave no.
Gazetted 24 February 1857
VC Presented 26 June 1857 by Queen Victoria at Hyde Park, London, England
P Headstone at the Parish Church of St Lawrence, Mereworth, Kent
P Plaque & framed citation at the Parish Church of St Lawrence, Mereworth, near Maidstone, Kent.
P Lucas Close now on site of old gasworks on Sandhurst Road, High Brooms, Tunbridge Wells, Kent (Barratt Kent 2007)
P Named on memorial stone, Bomarsund, South West Finland
Blue plaque at Druminargal House, 29 Poyntzpass Road, Scarza, Co Armagh
P Memorial tablet, Poyntzpass Royal British Legion Hall, Co Armagh
P Name on VC memorial Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire
By The Way…
First recipient of the VC
VC Held By
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England
While serving as a midshipman on HMS Hecla, in the Baltic sea, he dashed from cover without hesitation, threw a live shell overboard where it detonated before hitting the water, therefore saving ship and crew.
Many thanks to Richard Edgar for photos of the memorial tablet, Poyntzpass Royal British Legion Hall, Co Armagh