James Murray VC 1859-1942

Born at St Michaels, Cork. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion Connaught Rangers and he won a Victoria Cross during the Boer war. The citation reads: "For gallant conduct ( with Trooper Danaher, of Nourse's Horse ) during an engagement with the Boers at Elandsfontein on January 16th, 1881, in advancing for 500 yards under a very heavy fire from a party of about 60 Boers, to bring out of action a private of the 21st Foot who had been severely wounded; in attempting which Lance-Corporal Murray was himself severely wounded." His grave was unmarked until the 1990s when his daughter erected a stone although the letters VC were not added until 1999. he is buried in Dublin.