Charles Augustus Goodfellow
|Charles Augustus Goodfellow|
|Born||29 November 1836
|Died||1 September 1915 (aged 78)
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
|Buried at||Royal Leamington Spa Cemetery|
Order of the Bath
Lieutenant General Charles Augustus Goodfellow VC CB (29 November 1836 – 1 September 1915) 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.
For gallant conduct at the attack on the Fort of Beyt, on the 6th of October, 1859. On that occasion, a soldier of the 28th Regiment was shot under the .walls of the Fort. Lieutenant Goodfellow rushed, under the walls, under a sharp fire of matchlocks, and bore off the body of the soldier, who was then dead, but whom he at first supposed to be wounded only.
Captain Goodfellow, next in seniority, whose services at Zoulla in constructing the pier have already been noticed, was the chief engineer on the highlands, and displayed great intelligence and activity in every duty throughout the operations.
Goodfellow achieved the rank of lieutenant general.
- Monuments to Courage (David Harvey, 1999)
- The Register of the Victoria Cross (This England, 1997)
- The Sapper VCs (Gerald Napier, 1998)