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VC306   George Hinckley

BORN   22 June 1819

DIED   31 December 1904  AGE   85

VC Won  9 October 1862   AGE   43

Place VC Won   Fung Wha, China - HMS 'Sphinx'

War/Campaign  Third China War

Name   George Hinckley   No.    

VC Issue No.   306   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Royal Navy, Naval Brigade



Rank VC Won   Able Seaman

Rank End Of Career   Quartermaster

Place Of Birth   Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Place Of Death   44 North Street, Plymouth, Devon, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon, England


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section P, Row 16, Grave 3

Gazetted   6 February 1863

VC Presented   7 July 1863 by Commander in Chief Plymouth, Admiral Sir H Stewart at Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England


P  Headstone, Ford Park Cemetery, Ford Park Road, Plymouth, Devon

P  Named on Victoria Cross memorial, Abercromby Square, Liverpool

P  Named on traffic bollard, The Hoe Seafront, Plymouth, Devon

Name on Victoria Cross memorial, Liverpool town hall, Liverpool

By The Way…

Admiral Sir H Stewart submitted the editorial published in the Western Morning News as the official report of the VC presentation as he regarded it as "so good an account of the proceedings"

Lost VC at a funeral in Plymouth, replacement purchased 1863

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