Alexander Hore-Ruthven (06/07/1872 – 02/05/1955) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Sudan Campaign.
The citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 27057, Page: 1254, reads:
“The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention to confer the decoration of the Victoria Cross on the undermentioned Officer, whose claims have been submitted for Her Majesty’s approval, for his conspicuous bravery during the attack on the Baggage Guard at the action of Gedarif on the 22nd September 1898, as recorded against his name:
3rd Battalion the Highland Light Infantry. Captain the Honourable A. G. A. Hore-Ruthven
On the 22nd September 1898, Captain Hore-Ruthven, seeing an Egyptian officer lying wounded within 50 yards of the advancing Dervishes, who were firing and charging, picked him up and carried him towards the 16th Egyptian Battalion. He dropped the wounded officer two or three times and fired upon the Dervishes, who were following, to check their advance. Had the officer been left where he first dropped, he must have been killed”
He is buried at St John the Baptist Church, Shipton Moyne, Gloucs
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