William George Hawtrey Bankes VC 7th Hussars (The
Born on 11th
September 1836 at Kingston Lacy, Dorset.
Died on of his
wounds on 6th April 1858 at Lucknow, India.
Wimbourne Minster, Dorset.
Digest of the Citation reads:
On 19 March 1858 at Lucknow, India, Cornet Bankes led three charges against a
body of fanatical rebels who had rushed the guns in the vicinity of Moosa-Bagh.
In the course of these charges the young officer was almost cut to pieces. He
Died on of his wounds 18 days later.
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