The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 27212, Page: 4509, reads:
“The Gordon Highlanders, Captain Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn:
At the Battle of Elandslaagte on the 21st October, 1899, after the main Boer position had been captured, some men of the Gordon Highlanders, when about to assault a kopje in advance, were exposed to a heavy cross-fire and, having lost their leaders, commenced to waver. Seeing this, Captain Meiklejohn rushed to the front and called on the Gordons to follow him. By his conspicuous bravery and fearless example, he rallied the men and led them against the enemy’s position, where he fell, desperately wounded in four places.”
He died in hospital following an incident in Hyde Park, and is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.
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