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VC252   James Pearson

BORN   2 October 1822

DIED   23 January 1900  AGE   77

VC Won  3 April 1858   AGE   35

Place VC Won  Jhansi and Calpee

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   James Pearson   No.    1882

VC Issue No.   252   Awards   VC   

Regiment   86th Regiment

Later   Royal Irish Rifles

Now   Royal Irish Regiment

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Rathdowney, Co. Laois, Ireland

Place Of Death   Madras area, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown - India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   28 April 1860

VC Presented   January 1861, GOC Bombay, Lieutenant-General Sir W Mansfield, India


Named on Regimental Memorial at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Memorial at Memorial Park, Lion's Head, Ontario, Canada

By The Way…

His widow Sophia, died 26 August 1900 is buried at St Thomas Cemetery, Pursewal Kum, Madras, India

Reported to have ridden in the Charge of the Light Brigade

VC Held By

Not known



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