The Citation, recorded by the London Gazette of Issue: 27283, Page: 1059, reads:
“Imperial Light Horse, Captains C. H. Mullins and R. Johnstone.
On the 21st October, 1899, at Elandslaagte, at a most critical moment, the advance being omentarily checked by a very severe fire at point blank range, these two Officers very gallantly rushed forward under this heavy fire and rallied the men, thus enabling the flanking movement, which decided the day, to be carried out. On this occasion Captain Mullins was wounded.”
Charles Herbert Mullins VC died on Empire Day 1916 (24 May 1916), and is buried in Grahamstown Old Cemetery.
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