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Cornet Bankes VC

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Cornet  William George Hawtrey Bankes VC     7th Hussars (The Queen's Own)

Born on 11th September 1836 at Kingston Lacy, Dorset.

Died on of his wounds on 6th April 1858 at Lucknow, India.

Memorial at Wimbourne Minster, Dorset.

 

Citation - Cornet bankes VC



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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