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Gen. George Nicolas Channer V.C.      1843-1905
George was born on 7 January 1843, the son of George Girdwood Channer and Susan Kendall, at Allahabad, West Bengal, India. He married Annie Isabella Watson.
Annie Isabella Watson                          1845-1921
Annie was born about 1845, the daughter of John Williams Watson and Mary Hayward, in Highgate, London.
I have identified the following children.
George Kendall Born 5 Oct 1873   Dharmsala, India Married Gertrude Susan H. Linzee
Bernard Lacey Born 22 Jan 1877   Umballa, India  
Hugh Watson Born 23 Feb 1878   Dharmsala, India Married Emily May Georgine Cornet
Annie Ethel Dora Born abt 1879   Dharmsala, India Married Frederick Ingall Anderson
Mary Eva Born abt 1880   London  
Edith Janie Born 9 Feb 1882   Rowal Pindi, India  
Isabella Hayward Born 26 Nov 1883   Ambala, Haryana, India Married Richard Ferguson Hall
George R. Born abt 1884   London Married Emily J. Hussey
Lewis Trevor Born 29 Jan 1887   Oxford  
Birth of Parents
George Nicolas Channer b: 7 Jan 1843               Allahabad, West Bengal, India
son of George Girdwood Channer and Susan Kendall

Annie Isabella Watson b: abt 1845         London       1846 1Q Islington 3 252
daughter of John Williams Watson and Mary Hayward

1871 Census RG10-762 3 April 1871 Eltham, London
Eltham Hill
John W. Watson
Mary (Wife)
John W.
Annie I.
Henry H.
William C.
Plus 4 Servants
Age 51
Age 47
Age 23
Age 25
Age 22
Age 15
Wine Merchant

Clerk


Scholar
Keiester
Watlington
Highgate
Highgate
Highgate
Highgate
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
Middlesex
abt 1819
abt 1823
abt 1847
abt 1845
abt 1848
abt 1855

Marriage
Jun 1872
George Nicolas Channer
Annie Isabella Watson
Greater London Kent       1872 2Q Lewisham 1d 1106a

Children
George Kendall Channer b: 5 Oct 1873               Dharmsala, West Bengal, India
son of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson
Bernard Lacey Channer b: 22 Jan 1877               Umbala, West Bengal, India
son of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson
Hugh Watson Channer b: 23 Feb 1878  c: 3 Apr 1878             Dharmsala, West Bengal, India
son of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson
Annie Ethel Dora Channer b: abt 1879               Dharmsala, West Bengal, India
daughter of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson
Mary Eva Channer b: abt 1880               London
daughter of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson

1881 Census
14 Belvadere Road
RG11-822 4 April 1881 Penge, Surrey
John Poow
Jannet (Wife)
Plus 1 Servant
Annie J. Channer (Boarder)(M)
Hugh W, Channer (Son)
Dora Channer (Dau)
Mary E. Channer (Dau)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 51
Age 55

Age 28
Age 3
Age 2
Age 5 Mon
Coach Painter


Wife of Col Channer, Bengal Staff Corps
Brighton
Maryport

HighGate
Dharmsala
Dharmsala
Penge
Sussex
Cumberland

Middlesex
India
India
Surrey
abt 1829
abt 1825

abt 1852
23 Feb 1878
abt 1879
abt 1880

Edith Janie Channer b: 9 Feb 1882               Rowal Pindi, India
daughter of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson
Isabella Hayward Channer b: 26 Nov 1883               Amballa, Haryana, India
daughter of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson
George R. Channer b: abt 1884               London
son of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson, 13 Norham Gardens
Lewis Trevor Channer b: 29 Jan 1887               Oxford       1887 1Q Headington 3a 790
son of George Nicolas Channer and Annie Isabella Watson, 13 Norham Gardens

The Times, Tuesday, Feb 1, 1887   BIRTHS
On the 29th January, at 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, the wife of Brigadier-General G. N. Channer, V.C., Bengal Staff Corps, of a son.

1891 Census
"Woodcote", Station Road
RG12-550 6 April 1891 Walton on Thames, Surrey
Anna O. Jarvis (Widow)
Anna
Mary
Grace
Lucy
Francis W. C. (GSon)
Ernest C. (GSon)
George N. Channer (Visitor)
Annie Channer (Visitor)
Plus 2 Servants
Age 64
Age 43
Age 40
Age 37
Age 34
Age 10
Age 9
Age 48
Age 45







Colonel Staff Corps
Hampstead
Marylebone
Marylebone
Paddington
Paddington
Clapham
Clapham
Allahabad
Highgate
Middlesex
London
London
London
London
Surrey
Surrey
India
Middlesex
abt 1826
abt 1847
abt 1850
abt 1853
abt 1856
abt 1880
abt 1881
7 Jan 1843
abt 1845

1891 Census
Stanmore
RG12-1787 6 April 1891 Northam, Devon
Hugh Watson Channer
Annie E. D. (Sis)
Mary Eva (Sis)
Edith Janie (Sis)
Isabella H. (Sis)
George R. (Bro)
Lewis T. (Bro)
Plus 3 Servants
Age 13
Age 12
Age 10
Age 9
Age 7
Age 6
Age 4
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Dharniela
Dharniela
London
Pindi
Amballa
London
Oxford
East Indies
East Indies

East Indies
East Indies
23 Feb 1878
abt 1879
abt 1880
9 Feb 1882
26 Nov 1883
abt 1884
29 Jan 1887

1901 Census
22 Warrior Square
RG13-869 1 April 1901 St Mary Magdalene, Sussex
George N. Channer
Annie I. W. (Wife)
Annie E. D.
Isabella H.
Plus 1 Servant
Age 58
Age 55
Age 22
Age 17
General, India Staff Corps. British Sub.
Highgate
British Sub.
British Sub.
India
London
India
India
7 Jan 1843
abt 1845
abt 1878
abt 1883

Death
George Nicolas Channer Died 13 Dec 1905  at Buckleigh, Westward Ho, North Devon
Burial at East-the-Water Cemetery, Bideford, Devonshire

The Times, Saturday, December 16, 1905   OBITUARY
General G. N. Channer, V.C.

We regret to announce the death, which took place on Wednesday at his residence, Buckleigh, Westward Ho, North Devon, after five years illness, of General George Nicolas Channer, V.C., C. B.
    General Channer, who was born on January 7, 1843, was a son of Colonel George Girdwood Channer, R. A. He was educated at Truro and Cheltenham and received his first commission in the Indian Army in September, 1859. He served in the North-West Frontier of India campaign, 1863-4, and at the forcing of the Umbeyla Pass, receiving the medal with clasp. He next served in the Perat Expedition, 1874-5, and it was at this time that he performed the act of gallantry for which he received the Victoria Cross. On the night of December 20, 1875, he crept alone to the rear of one of the enemy's stockades, getting close enough to hear the voices of it's garrison and to discover that they had placed no guard in that quarter. He summoned his men and the party dashed forward and
under Captain Channer's lead rushed the stockade, the officer shooting the first man dead with his revolver. The stockade was of a very formidable nature, and it was owing to the courage and foresight of Captain Channer that there was not the great loss of life which would in all probability have followed an attempt to seize the position at the point of the bayonet. For his services he was mentioned in dispatches, and received in addition the Victoria Cross, the medal and clasp, and the brevit of major. He also served in the Jowaki Expedition, 1877-8, the Afghan war, 1878-80, when he was present at the forcing of the Peiwar Kotal, and the Hazara Expedition, 1888, where he commanded a brigade. For his services in these campaigns he was several times mentioned in despatches, received the Afghan medal and clasps, was given the brevit of lieutenant-colonel, and in April, 1889, was made a Companion of the Bath. In November 1901, he was placed on the Unemployed Supernumerary List. General Channer married, in June, 1872, Annie Isabella, daughter of John Williams Watson.
Victoria Cross

Death
Annie Isabella (Watson) Channer Died 5 Dec 1921, Age 76,         1921 4Q Amersham 3a 993

The Times, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 1921                         DEATHS
  CHANNER - On the 5th Dec., at Glamorgan Cottage, Chalfoat St. Peters, Bucks., Annie Isabella, widow of General G. N. Channer, V.C., C.B., aged 75.   Funeral at East-of-the-Water Cemetery, Bideford, North Devon, at 10:30 a.m., Friday, 9th Dec.