Category Archives: South Africa

Rand Revolt Casualty List

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Durban High School War Memorial

The images of the Durban High School War Memorial are courtesy of Shelly Baker. It may be found at GE co-ordinates -29.844204°, 30.997675°. The school has existed since 1866 and recently celebrated it’s 150th anniversary. Sadly the Roll of Honour … Continue reading

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Harry Norton Schofield VC

Harry Norton Schofield (29/01/1865 – 10/10/1931) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving as a captain in the Royal Artillery (Royal Field Artillery), during the Second Boer War  on 15 December 1899, at the Battle of Colenso. The Citation, … Continue reading

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George Nurse VC

George Nurse (04/04/1873 – 25/11/1945) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions while serving as a corporal in the 66th Battery, Royal Field Artillery, during the Anglo Boer War at the Battle of Colenso. The Citation that was recorded in the London … Continue reading

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Edgar Thomas Inkson VC, DSO

Edgar Thomas Inkson (05/04/1872 – 19/02/1947) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Boer War while serving as a lieutenant in the Royal Army Medical Corps, attached to The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers on 24 February 1900, at … Continue reading

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Arthur Martin-Leake VC*

Arthur Martin-Leake (04/04/1874 – 22/06/1953) is one of three men who were awarded the Victoria Cross twice.  While attached to the 5th Field Ambulance during the Second Boer War on 8 February 1902,  he was awarded his first VC for his … Continue reading

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Frederick Sleigh Roberts VC.

Frederick Sleigh Roberts, (30/09/1832 – 14/11/1914) Was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions for actions on 2 January 1858 at Khudagan during the Indian Rebellion. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 24 December 1858, Issue: 22212, Page: 5516, reads:  “Bengal Artillery, Lieutenant Frederick … Continue reading

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John Norwood VC

John Norwood (08/09/1876 – 08/09/1914) was serving as a second lieutenant in the 5th Dragoon Guards during the Second Boer War when his actions resulted in him being awarded the Victoria Cross. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of … Continue reading

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Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC, CSI, DSO

Francis Aylmer Maxwell (07/09/1871 – 21/09/1917) Was awarded the Victoria Cross while attached to Roberts’s Light Horse during the Second Boer War On 31 March 1900 at Sanna’s Post (aka Korn Spruit), South Africa. The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of 8 … Continue reading

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Alexander Fraser Campbell GC

Alexander Fraser “Sandy” Campbell (02/05/1898 – 18/10/1940) was awarded the George Cross for his actions on 17 October 1940 in Coventry. “He was 42 years old and serving in the Corps of Royal Engineers when he and Sergeant Michael Gibson … Continue reading

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