Anthony Clarke Booth VC.

Anthony Clarke Booth (21/04/1846 – 08/12/1899) was awarded the Victoria Cross for his actions on the Intombe River in South Africa during the Zulu War.

The Citation, recorded in the London Gazette of Issue: 24814, Page: 832, reads:

“On 12 March 1879 on the Intombe River, South Africa (Zulu War), during an attack by very large numbers of the enemy, Colour-Sergeant Booth rallied a few men on the south bank of the river and covered the retreat of 50 soldiers and others for a distance of three miles. Had it not been for the coolness displayed by this NCO not one man would have escaped. He later achieved the rank of Colour Sergeant.”

He is buried in St Michael’s Churchyard, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire.

The grave of Anthony Clarke Booth VC.

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