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John Danagher VC

John Danagher (aka John Danaher) (25/06/1860 – 09/01/1919) was serving with Nourse’s Horse (Transvaal) during the first Boer War when he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 25084, Page: 1130, reads:

“Late 2nd Battalion, the Connaught Rangers. Lance Corporal James Murray.

Nourse’s Horse, Trooper John Danaher.

“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.”

He is buried in Portsmouth Milton Cemetery; Plot M, Row 1, Grave 6. 

The grave of John Danagher VC

The grave of John Danagher VC



Portsmouth Milton Cemetery

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