Arthur Marcus Hill CHEEK

Male 1840 - 1857  (16 years)


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  • Name Arthur Marcus Hill CHEEK  [1
    Born 31 Jul 1840  Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • General Register Office Index:- September 1/4 1840, Evesham
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As "The Young Martyr of Allhallabad" 
    Baptism 15 Aug 1840  Parish Church of All Saints, Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Passed Entrance Exam 03 Feb 1857  Addiscombe, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    for the Honourable East India Company 
    Appointed 04 Feb 1857  India House, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Ensign in the Bengal Infantry 
    Died 17 Jun 1857  Allhallabad Fort, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From wounds received during the Indian Mutiny
    Buried 17 Jun 1857  Allhallabad Fort, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I15816  Silk Weavers and Stay Makers
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2016 

    Father Oswald CHEEK,   b. Abt 1802, Evesham, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Dec 1868  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Emma ASHWIN,   b. Abt 1813, Worcestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1860  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Family ID F4638  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From a Memorial Tablet in All Saints Parish Church, Evesham

      The young Martyr of Allahabad' Ensign in the 6th. Bengal Native Infantry and 2nd son of O.and E Cheek. born 13 July 1840.
      He fell a victim to the wretched Indian Mutiny in 1857 and is memorable for his heroic conduct and faithful confession in his dying moments testified by the encouraging words which he then addressed to a native Christian catechist tormented by the Mohammedans 'Come what may, do not deny the Lord Jesus ' He was interred in the covered way of the Fort at Allahabad 17th June 1857.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1153] The Worcestershire Chronicle, August 26, 1857, page 2, Article on his Death during the Indian Mutiny.

    2. [S1158] The Worcestershire Chronicle Newspaper, 15 January 1862, page 2, report on Monument erected in Evesham Churchyard.

    3. [S1156] The Worcestershire Chronicle Newspaper, 11 February 1857, page 2, Evesham News section.