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John Connors VC (October 1830 – 29 January 1857) was born in Davaugh, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland 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.

John Connors
John Connors VC.jpg
BornOctober 1830
Listowel, County Kerry
Died29 January 1857 (aged 26)
Corfu, Greece
British Cemetery, Corfu
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branchFlag of the British Army.svg British Army
Unit3rd Regiment of Foot
Battles/warsCrimean War
AwardsVictoria Cross (UK) ribbon.png Victoria Cross



Connors was approximately 24 years old, and a private in the 3rd Regiment of Foot (later The East Kent Regiment (The Buffs)), British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 8 September 1855 at Sebastopol in the Crimea, Private Connors showed conspicuous gallantry at the assault on the Redan in personal conflict with the enemy. He rescued an officer of the 30th Regiment who was surrounded by Russians, by shooting one and bayoneting another.[1]

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He later achieved the rank of Corporal. He died at Corfu 29 January 1857.


  1. ^ "No. 21971". The London Gazette. 24 February 1857. p. 658.

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