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Mar 30, 2016

VC hero's suicide in Newport

John Byrne was one of the first men to receive the Victoria Cross, back in the 1850s, but later he shot a colleague in Newport whom he believed had "insulted" the VC. When police ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

went to his lodgings in Crown Street, Maindee, to arrest him, he shot and killed himself. The inquest, at the Crown Inn, concluded that he was of unsound mind. For more on his story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes in the windows of the Crown Inn. Or click here