21 March 2010

Victoria Cross: P. Donohoe


Private, 9th Lancers

Born: 1820, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland
Died: 16 August 1876, Ashbourne, County Meath, Ireland

Citation: For having, at Bolandshahur, on the 28th of September, 1857, gone to the support of Lieutenant Blair, who had been severely wounded, and, with a few other men, brought that officer in safety through a large body of the enemy's cavalry.
Despatch from Major-General Sir James Hope Grant, K.C.B., dated 8th April, 1858.

[London Gazette issue 22212, dtd 24 Dec 1858, published 24 Dec 1858.]

Note: Donohoe's brother, Pvt Timothy Donoghue, 69th New York Infantry, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 Dec 1862.

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