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Extraordinary bravery shown in 1875 and 1943

A ‘UNIQUE’ Victoria Cross at auction usually means one thing – a bid from Lord Ashcroft.

The former Conservative Party treasurer – well known for collecting VCs to go in the Imperial War Museum gallery named after him – will doubtless be made aware of the VC coming up at Dix Noonan Webb’s London sale on July 22.

Estimated at £180,000-220,000, to be sold with his Breast Badge of a Companion of the Order of the Bath and two campaign medals, it was won by General George Channer as a 32-year-old captain during the Perak War in what is now Malaysia in 1875.

General George Channer, sole recipient of a Victoria Cross during the Perak War.
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