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VC112   George Forrest

BORN   1800

DIED   3 November 1859  AGE   59

VC Won  11 May 1857  AGE  57

Place VC Won  Delhi Magazine

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   George Forrest  No.   

VC Issue No.   112   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Bengal Veteran Establishment

Later   Disbanded


Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career  Captain

Place Of Birth   St Michael's Parish, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Place Of Death   Dehra Dun, India

Buried/Location Ashes   Dehra Dun Cemetery, Uttarakhand, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone  Mausoleum    Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   18 June 1858

VC Presented  02 November 1858, Major Troup, Landour, India


Mausoleum, Dehra Dun Cemetery, Uttarakhand, India

P  Named on Royal Artillery memorial, Woolwich, London

Named on tablet over the gateway at Delhi Magazine Memorial, Delhi, India

By The Way…

At the age of 57 he was an army pensioner

VC Held By

In private hands



VC 111 VC 113 Indian Mutiny

At the start of the Mutiny the mutineers made straight for the Delhi Magazine. Forrest with 113 Rayner and 114 Buckley, defended the magazine against overwhelming odds. With no ammunition to hand and no relief on the horizon, they decided to blow the magazine

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