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VC246  William George Hawtry Bankes

BORN   11 September 1836

DIED   6 April 1858  AGE   21

VC Won  19 March 1858   AGE   21

Place VC Won  Moosa Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William George Hawtry Bankes   No.    

VC Issue No.   246   Awards   VC   

Regiment   7th (Queen's Own) Hussars

Later   7th Queen's Own Hussars

Now   Queen's Royal Hussars

Rank VC Won   Cornet

Rank End Of Career   Cornet

Place Of Birth   'Sheen Elms', East Sheen, London, England

Place Of Death   Trucknelo, Lucknow, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, presumably buried within the old Cantonments, Lucknow, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   Registered post to his mother on the 25 December 1858


P  Plaque at the Minster Church of St Cuthburga, Wimborne, Dorset

P  Memorial window at St Nicholas' Church, Studland, near Swanage, Dorset

P  Named on family vault in St Nicholas' Churchyard, Studland, near Swanage, Dorset

By The Way…

He hung on to life for eighteen days after his VC action having suffered horrendous sword wounds

VC Held By

Regimental Museum of the Queen's Own Hussars, The Lord Leycester Hospital, High Street, Warwick, Warwickshire, England



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Indian Mutiny