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VC334   Michael Magner

BORN   21 June 1840

DIED   6 February 1897  AGE   57

VC Won  13 April 1868   AGE   27

Place VC Won   Magdala, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia)

War/Campaign  Abyssinia Expedition

Name   Michael Magner   No.    3691

VC Issue No.   334   Awards   VC   

Regiment   33rd Regiment

Later   Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Drummer

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Fermanagh, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Place Of Death   City General Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Buried/Location Ashes   Melbourne General Cemetery, College Crescent, Springvale, Victoria, Australia


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section CC, Grave 300

Gazetted   28 July 1868

VC Presented   4 November 1868 by Lieutenant-General Sir G Butler, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England


Headstone, Melbourne General Cemetery, College Crescent, Springvale, Victoria, Australia

By The Way…

Headstone shows age as 54

VC Held By

Museum of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



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