Hinkley VC Remembered

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Published on January 6th, 2020 | by Pete Ogburn

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Hinkley VC Remembered.   Every year, standard bearers gather to remember the bravery of Able Seaman George Hinkley VC. MKC Hero standard bearer Lewis joined his colleagues for this event on New Year’s Eve at Ford Park Cemetery. On 9 October 1862 at Fenghua, China, during the Second China War, Able Seaman Hinckley of HMS Sphinx [&hellip

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Hinkley VC Remembered.

 

Every year, standard bearers gather to remember the bravery of Able Seaman George Hinkley VC. MKC Hero standard bearer Lewis joined his colleagues for this event on New Year’s Eve at Ford Park Cemetery.

On 9 October 1862 at Fenghua, China, during the Second China War, Able Seaman Hinckley of HMS Sphinx volunteered to go to the rescue of the assistant master of the Sphinx, who was lying in the open, severely wounded. The able seaman went out under heavy and continuous fire and carried the assistant master to the shelter of a joss-house (a Chinese temple) 150 yards (140 m) away. He then returned and carried a wounded army captain to safety.

 

His bravery has never been forgotten.


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