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George Hinckley
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George Hinckley VC (22 June 1819- 31 December 1904) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

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He was 43 years old, and an Able Seaman in the Royal Navy, (Naval Brigade) during the T'ai P'ing Rebellion when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

On 9 October 1862 at Fung Wha, China, 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 jess-house 150 yards away. He then returned and carried a wounded army captain to safety.

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He later achieved the rank of Quartermaster.

Ford Park Cemetery, Guzz- Google it, if the pictures on the website are anything to go by, I don't think conditions are much improved. Lots of cemeteries are like this now as part of a church initiative to encourage wildlife. Still, if more people went, I daresay they might try and tidy it up.

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