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Sergeant John Pearson, V.C. 1825-1892

Sergeant John Pearson, V.C. 1825-1892

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

Sergeant John Pearson, V.C. 1825-1892

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Bruce
The Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula
In Lion's Head, on Main Street (Road 29) near John Street

Coordinates: N 44 59.141 W 81 15.233


Plaque Text

Born in Yorkshire, England, Pearson joined the 8th (The King's Royal Irish) Regiment of Light Dragoons in 1844, and served with this unit in India during the Mutiny. On June 17, 1858, near the town of Gwalior the squadron with which Pearson served formed part of a small force which routed the advancing enemy. His unit then charged through the enemy camp, and returned with two captured guns under a heavy and converging fire. For their gallantry in this action, Pearson and three companions received the British Empire's highest decoration for valour, the Victoria Cross. In 1880 he emigrated to Canada, and in 1888 settled on a farm some 14 km west of here.


Victoria Cross

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> Posted July 3, 2010
Sgt Pearson. VC is buried in eastnor twp cemetary, Lions Head.

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