22 June 1819|
|Died||31 December 1904
|Buried||Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth|
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.
On 9 October 1862 at Fenghua, 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 (140 m) away. He then returned and carried a wounded army captain to safety.
He later achieved the rank of quartermaster.