George Forrest VC

Name: George Forrest

Conflict: Indian Mutiny

Gazetted: June 18, 1858

Service: Indian Army

George Forrest VC

Medal group

Place/date of birth: St Michael’s, Dublin, Ireland/circa 1800

Rank when awarded VC (and later highest rank): Lieutenant and Assistant Commissary of Ordnance (Captain)

Date of bravery: May 11, 1857

London Gazette citation:

Captain George Forrest, Bengal Veteran Establishment

For gallant conduct in the defence of the Delhi Magazine, on the 11th May, 1857

Click here to see full Gazette entry.

Other decorations: N/A

Place/date of death: Dehra Dun, India/November 3, 1859

Grave/memorials: Headstone, Dehra Dun Cemetery, India; name on memorial tablet at Delhi Magazine; Royal Artillery Memorial, Woolwich, London

Origin of VC to the Lord Ashcroft collection: Purchased at auction, Morton & Eden, 2020

Current location of VC: Displayed on rotation at The Lord Ashcroft Gallery: Extraordinary Heroes exhibition, Imperial War Museum