Patrick Donohoe VC

Name: Patrick Donohoe

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: December 24, 1858

Service: Army

Patrick Donohoe VC

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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