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VC391   John Danaher

BORN   25 June 1860

DIED   9 January 1919  AGE   58

VC Won  16 January 1881   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Elandsfontein, Pretoria, South Africa

War/Campaign  First Boer War

Name   John Danaher   No.    

VC Issue No.   391   Awards   VC   

Regiment   South African Forces, Nourse's (Transvaal) Horse


Now   Disbanded

Rank VC Won   Trooper

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   Limerick, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Place Of Death   At the pub where he was licensee, The Dog & Duck Public House, 115 Frattan Road, Landport, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Milton Cemetery, Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth, Hampshire


Date Buried/Cremated   15 January 1919

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section M, Row 1, Grave 6

Gazetted   14 March 1882

VC Presented   23 August 1882, Viceroy Curragh, Ireland


P  Headstone, Milton Cemetery, Milton Road, Milton, Portsmouth, Hampshire

By The Way…

For many years he was incorrectly believed to be buried in the Curragh Military Cemetery outside Dublin

VC Held By

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, England



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