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  • Name: George Bell CHICKEN
  • D.O.B: 2nd Mar, 1833
  • D.O.A: 27th Sep, 1858
  • D.O.D: 1st May, 1860
  • Award: Victoria Cross
  • Occupation at time of action: Temporary Acting Master (Volunteer), Indian Naval Brigade
  • Book: The Complete History - Volume 1
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Suhejnee near Peroo, India 27 September 1858

27 September 1858

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The Indian Mutiny 1857-59 

Kunwar Singh, Rajah of Jagdispur, had died of his wounds in April 1858, but a few of his supporters in West Bihar kept up the struggle against the British. On 27 September 1858, a small column under Lieutenant Turner attacked 700 of these rebel sepoys, at Suhejnee, near Peroo. The last rebels in the area were finally dispersed in November 1858.

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 For great gallantry on the 27th September, 1858, at Suhejnee, near Peroo, in having charged into the middle of a considerable number of the rebels, who were preparing to rally and open fire upon the scattered pursuers. They were surrounded on all sides, but, fighting desperately, Mr. Chicken succeeded in killing five before he was cut down himself. He would have been cut to pieces, had not some of the men of the 1st Bengal Police and 3rd Seikh Irregular Cavalry, dashed into the crowd to his rescue, and routed it, after killing several of the Enemy. 

The London Gazette of 27 April 1860, Numb. 22380, p. 1596

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