Lance Corporal, 65th Regiment (York & Lancaster Regiment)
On 7 September 1863 near Camerontown, New Zealand, Lance-Corporal RYAN, with two privates, removed the body of a captain from the field of action after he had been mortally wounded, and remained with it all night in the bush, surrounded by the enemy.
New Zealand Medal (1860-66)
His medals are held in the York & Lancs Regimental Museum, Rotherham, England.
Born 1839, Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary, Ireland
Drowned at Tuakau, New Zealand, on 29 December 1864, while attempting to rescue a comrade.
He is buried in an unmarked grave at the Alexandra Redoubt Cemetery, Tuakau, New Zealand. A large "stepped," marble and concrete memorial is erected at the site