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VC307   John Ryan

BORN   1839

DIED   29 December 1863  AGE   24

VC Won  7 September 1863   AGE   24

Place VC Won   Cameron Town, New Zealand

War/Campaign  Waikato-Hauhau Maori War

Name   John Ryan   No.    261

VC Issue No.   307   Awards   VC   

Regiment   65th Regiment

Later   York & Lancaster Regiment

Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lance-Corporal

Place Of Birth   Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Place Of Death   Tuakan, New Zealand

Buried/Location Ashes   Alexandra Redoubt Commemorative Park Cemetery, near Cameron Town, New Zealand


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   16 January 1864

VC Presented   Registered post to his mother in Ireland


Named on Regimental Memorial at site of VC action, Alexandria Redoubt, Cameron Town, New Zealand

By The Way…

John Ryan drowned while trying to save a drunken comrade in the Waikato River, New Zealand

VC Held By

York & Lancaster Regiment Museum, Brian O'Malley Library & Arts Centre, Walker Place, Rotherham, Yorkshire, England



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