Patrick Donohoe VC
Name: Patrick Donohoe
Conflict: Indian Mutiny
Gazetted: December 24, 1858
Place/date of birth: Nenagh, Co Tipperary, Ireland/circa 1820
Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Private
Date of bravery: September 28, 1857
London Gazette citation:
Private P Donohoe, 9th Lancers
For having, at Bolundshahur, on the 28th 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.
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Other decorations: N/A
Place/date of death: Ashbourne, Co Meath, Ireland/August 16, 1876
Grave/memorials: Unmarked grave, Donaghmore RC Churchyard, Ashbourne, Co Meath, Ireland
Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Dix Noonan Webb, 2022
Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum