Charles Augustus Goodfellow

Charles Augustus Goodfellow

Birth
Essex, England
Death 1 Sep 1915 (aged 78)
Leamington Spa, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England
Burial Leamington Spa, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England
Memorial ID 11329841 · View Source
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Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award for his actions on October 6, 1859 as a lieutenant in the Bombay Engineers of the British Bengal Army at Fort Beyt in British India during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. He was born in Essex, England and following his military service in British India, he served with the Royal Engineers during the Abyssinian War. In addition to the Victoria Cross, he was awarded the British Military Order of the Bath. He died in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England at the age of 78. His Victoria Cross Citation reads: "For gallant conduct at the attack on the Fort of Beyt, on the 6th of October, 1859. On that occasion, a soldier of the 28th Regiment was shot under the walls of the Fort. Lieutenant Goodfellow rushed, under the walls, under a sharp fire of matchlocks, and bore off the body of the soldier, who was then dead, but whom he at first supposed to be wounded only." His Victoria Cross is on display at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham, Kent, England.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 11329841
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Augustus Goodfellow (29 Nov 1836–1 Sep 1915), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11329841, citing Leamington Cemetery, Leamington Spa, Warwick District, Warwickshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .