James Byrne (VC)

James Byrne (VC)

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James Byrne VC (1822 – 6 December 1872), born at Newtown, Co Wicklow, was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.


Byrne was about 36 years old, and a private in the 86th Regiment of Foot (later the Royal Irish Rifles), British Army during the Indian Mutiny when the following deed took place on 3 April 1858 at Jhansi, India for which he and Captain Henry Edward Jerome were awarded the VC.

Further information

He later achieved the rank of sergeant. He died in north Dublin.

The medal

His Victoria Cross is displayed at the The Royal Ulster Rifles Museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland.


Listed in order of publication year

External links

  • (Dublin)
  • at Find-A-Grave

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