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VC341   George Nicholas Channer

BORN   7 January 1843

DIED   13 December 1905  AGE   62

VC Won  20 December 1875   AGE   32

Place VC Won   Perak, Malaya

War/Campaign  Malaya

Name   George Nicholas Channer   No.    

VC Issue No.   341   Awards   VC   CB

Regiment   Indian Army, Bengal Staff Corps & 1st Gurkha Rifles

Later   1st King George V’s Own Gurkha Rifles

Now   1st Gorkha Rifles, Indian Army

Rank VC Won   Captain

Rank End Of Career   General

Place Of Birth   Allahabad, India

Place Of Death   Westward Ho, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   East-the-Water Cemetery, Bideford, Devon


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section C, Grave 505

Gazetted   12 April 1876

VC Presented   1876, India


P  Headstone, East-the-Water Cemetery, Bideford, Devon

Plaque at Northam Parish Church, Devon

P  Named on Roll of Honour, Big Classical & portrait in Main Entrance, 1st Floor, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

Display & named in memorial book 'For Valour', Cheltenham College Library, Gloucestershire

Entry in 'Honours Book', Archives Department, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

P  Framed citation & picture in Classroom no. 4, Centenary Block, Cheltenham College, Gloucestershire

By The Way…

One of 14 old Cheltonians to win the Victoria Cross

VC Held By

Not know



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