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VC279   George Bell Chicken

BORN   6 March 1838

DIED   May 1860  AGE   22

VC Won  27 September 1858   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Suhednee, near Peroo

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   George Bell Chicken   No.    

VC Issue No.   279   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Indian Naval Brigade (Volunteer)



Rank VC Won   Mr

Rank End Of Career   Mr

Place Of Birth   Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, England

Place Of Death   At sea near Sandheads, Bay of Bengal, whilst on board the schooner 'Emily'

Buried/Location Ashes   At sea, Bay of Bengal, India


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   27 April 1860

VC Presented   Registered post to his father, Mr George Chicken, Master Mariner, 35 King David Lane, Shadwell on the 04 March 1862


By The Way…

Fourth civilian to be awarded the VC

VC Held By

The Lord Ashcroft collection I.W.M



VC 278 VC 280

VC 278
VC 280
Indian Mutiny