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VC427   Thomas Byrne

BORN   December 1867

DIED   17 February 1944  AGE   76

VC Won   20 October 1898   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Khartoum

War/Campaign  Sudanese War

Name   Thomas Byrne   No.    

VC Issue No.   427   Awards   VC   

Regiment   21st (Empress of India's) Lancers

Later   Queens Royal Lancers

Now   The Royal Lancers

Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   St Thomas Parish, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   Canterbury, Kent, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Canterbury City Cemetery, Westgate Court Avenue, Canterbury, Kent


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   RC Section MJ, Grave 22

Gazetted   15 November 1898

VC Presented   6 January 1899 by Queen Victoria at Osborne House, East Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England


P  Headstone, Canterbury City Cemetery, Westgate Court Avenue, Canterbury, Kent

P  Blue plaque on former home, Notley Street, Canterbury, Kent

By The Way…

VC action was witnessed by Winston Churchill who took part in the same action, later saying it was the bravest act he had ever seen performed

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