#OnThisDay 1855 At the Battle of Sebastopol, Private John Lyons, from Carlow, picked up a live shell that landed in his trench & threw it out, saving his & many lives. For this he was awarded the Victoria Cross. In the photo below from 1867, Lyons is dead.
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Hi, I'm David, I'm from Ireland. I am an avid fan of history. I have my B.A. in History, my M.A. in Military History and Strategic Studies,a Post Qualification Diploma in History and I've been teaching History for five years now. I wanted to create a podcast that examines, in great detail, major Irish battles and battles allover the world in various wars that Irish people played a significant part in. Hope you enjoy. View all posts by theirishatwar