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John Dunlay
Birth: 1831
Death: Oct. 17, 1890

Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. A native of Ireland, he was gazetted for the award on December 24, 1858 for his actions as a lance corporal in the 93rd Regiment of Foot (later The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders), British Army, on November 16, 1857 at Lucknow, British India during the 1857 Indian Rebellion. Little is known of his life before or after he joined the British Army. He was born in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland and died at the South Infirmary in County Cork around the age of 58 or 59. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "Lance-Corporal J. Dunlay. Date of Act of Bravery, 16th November, 1857 For being the first man, now surviving, of the Regiment, who, on the 16th November, 1857 entered one of the breaches in the Secundra Bagh, at Lucknow, with Captain Burroughs, whom he most gallantly supported against superior numbers. Elected by the private soldiers of the Regiment." In addition to the Victoria Cross, he received the Indian Mutiny Medal (with Relief of Lucknow and Lucknow clasps). His Victoria Cross is on display in the Sheesh Mahal Medal Collection at the Sheesh Mahal Museum in Patiali, Punjab, India. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Saint Joseph's Cemetery
County Cork, Ireland
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Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Feb. 15, 2015

- James Snow
 Added: Oct. 17, 2014
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