09 January 2011

Victoria Cross: J. Murray and J. Danaher


Lance-Corporal, 2nd Battalion the Connaught Rangers

Born: February 1859, Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Died: 19 July 1942, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Trooper, Nourse's Horse

Born: 25 June 1860, Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: 9 January 1919, Portsmouth, Hampshire

Joint Citation: For their gallant conduct during an engagement with the Boers at Elandsfontein on the 16th January, 1881, in advancing for 500 yards, under a very heavy fire from a party of about 60 Boers, to bring out of action a private of the 21st Foot who had been severely wounded; in attempting which Lance-Corporal Murray was himself severely wounded.

[London Gazette issue 25084 dated 14 Mar 1882, published 14 Mar 1882.]

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