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VC335   James Bergin

BORN   29 June 1845

DIED   1 December 1880  AGE   35

VC Won  13 April 1868   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Magdala, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia)

War/Campaign  Abyssinia Expedition

Name   James Bergin   No.    949

VC Issue No.   335   Awards   VC   

Regiment   33rd Regiment

Later   Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Now   3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   Killbricken, Co. Laois, Ireland

Place Of Death   Poona, India

Buried/Location Ashes   St Patrick's Churchyard, Prince of Wales Drive, Poona, (pune) Maharashtra, India.


Date Buried/Cremated   1 December 1880

Headstone   Unmarked Grave   Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 July 1868

VC Presented   April 1869, Brigadier-General James Domville, Belgaum, India


By The Way…

In the burial records he has a different spelling of his name, “Bergen”

VC Held By

Duke of Wellington's Regiment, Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Halifax, Yorkshire, England



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