John Murray (VC)

John Murray (VC)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Murray (February 1837- 7 November 1911) was born at Birr in County Offaly and 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. He was approximately 27 years old, and a sergeant in the 68th (Durham) Regiment of Foot (Light Infantry), British Army during the Waikato-Hauhau Maori War, New Zealand when the following deed took place on 21 June 1864 at Taurangafor which he was awarded the VC, For his distinguished conduct during the engagement at Tauranga, on the 21st of June, when the Enemy's position was being stormed, in running up to a Rifle Pit containing from eight to ten of the enemy, and, without any assistance, killing or wounding every one of them. He is stated to have afterwards proceeded up the works, fighting desperately, and still continuing to bayonet the Enemy.show more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 245g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135689959
  • 9786135689952