Sir Percival Scrope Marling VC CB DL

Percival Scrope Marling (06/03/1861 – 29/05/1936) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions during the Battle of Tamai in the Sudan in 1884.

The Citation reads:

“For his conspicuous bravery at the Battle of Tamai, on 13th March last, in risking his life to save that of Private Morley, Royal Sussex Regiment, who, having been shot, was lifted and placed in front of Lieutenant Marling on his horse. He fell off almost immediately, when Lieutenant Marling dismounted, and gave up his horse for the purpose of carrying off Private Morley, the enemy pressing close on to them until they succeeded in carrying him about 80 yards to a place of comparative safety.”

He is buried in All Saints Church, Shelsey, Gloucestershire.

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