William George Hawtry Bankes

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William George Hawtry Bankes

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Death 6 Apr 1858 (aged 21)
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Grave location lost over time, no known burial records for him exist
Memorial ID 7711618 · View Source
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Indian Mutiny Victoria Cross Recipient. Born William George Hawtrey Bankes in Dorset, England, he served as a Cornet Officer in the 7th Hussars, The Queen's Own, British Army. On March 19, 1858, near Lucknow, India, Cornet Bankes led three charges against a body of rebels at Moosa Bagh. With his men, he rushed the enemy guns and in the course of these charges the young officer was almost cut to pieces. He died of his wounds 18 days later at age 21. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross by Queen Victoria on December 24, 1858.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 26 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7711618
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William George Hawtry Bankes (11 Sep 1836–6 Apr 1858), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7711618, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Grave location lost over time, no known burial records for him exist.