Online Collection

The Online Collection of the National Army Museum showcases a growing selection of our objects for you to explore and discover.

Reproductions of many images on the Online Collection are available from our Picture Library or our Print Shop.

« New search

« Prev - 1 of 1 results - Next »

VC awarded to Private (later Sergeant) John Ryan, 1st Madras European Fusiliers, for his actions at Lucknow on 26 September 1857.

As Sir Henry Havelock's relieving force fought its way into Lucknow during the Indian Mutiny (1857-1859), two surgeons and a number of soldiers found themselves besieged in a house in the city. Under heavy fire, Private Ryan, with another man, rescued a wounded captain from a dhooly (covered litter) and pulled him to safety. Throughout the day, Ryan continued to rescue wounded men, thus saving them from certain death at the hands of the rebels. Ryan was decorated with the Victoria Cross (VC) by Lieutenant-General Sir James Outram, KCB in India in 1859.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1962-10-68-1

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Army gallery

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1962-10-68-1

Browse related themes