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John Worthy Chaplin
|Born||23 July 1840|
Ewhurst Park, Ramsdell, Hampshire
|Died||18 August 1920 (aged 80)|
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Kibworth New Cemetery
|Unit||67th Regiment of Foot|
100th Regiment of Foot
|Battles/wars||Second Opium War|
Second Anglo-Afghan War
Companion of the Order of the Bath
Colonel John Worthy Chaplin, (23 July 1840 – 18 August 1920) was a British Army officer and an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
On 21 August 1860 at the Taku Forts, China, Ensign Chaplin was carrying the Queen's Colours of the Regiment and first planted the Colours on the breach made by the storming party, assisted by a private. He then planted the Colours on the bastion of the fort which he was the first to mount, but in doing so he was severely wounded.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at The Royal Hampshire Regiment Museum and Memorial Garden in Winchester, England.
- Location of grave and VC medal (Leicestershire)