Frank William Baxter VC

Frank William Baxter (29/12/1869 – 22/04/1896) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Matabeleland Rebellion on 22/04/1896.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 27986, Page: 325, reads:

“Trooper Frank William Baxter, of the Buluwayo Field Force, on account of his gallant conduct in having, on the 22nd April, 1896, dismounted and given up his horse to a wounded comrade, Corporal Wiseman, who was being closely pursued by an overwhelming force of the enemy, would have been recommended to Her Majesty for the Victoria Cross had he survived.”

He is buried in Bulawayo Town Cemetery in Zimbabwe.

Frank William Baxter VC

Frank William Baxter VC

Frank William Baxter VC

Frank William Baxter VC

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