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For Valour - The history of Southern Africa's Victoria Cross Heroes(1973)
This is the story of the men whose deeds of gallantry will
live forever in the annals of Southern Africa's history -
men such as the surgeon who, having been shot through the chest,
plugged the hole with gauze and continued ministering to the needs of others.
15 years of research(1973) the author has collected the biographic details
of all the Southern African V.C. heroes, not only those serving in
South African or Rhodesian units, but also those South Africans who served
in other Commonwealth forces and who received the supreme award for gallantry.
From the massacre which spurred a South African on to win the V.C. during the Indian Mutiny of 1857,
to the heroic selfsacrifice of South Africa's "Pathfinder" pilot over Germany in 1945,
the story surrounding every Victoria Cross award is told.
In addition the campaigns in which the awards
were won are described and the later lives of the recipients detailed.
ISBN 0 620 00822 9
ALPHABETIC LISTING OF RECIPIENTS OF VICTORIA CROSS AWARDS
LIST OF MAPS
THE HISTORY OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
Lieut C. C. Teesdale
INDIAN MUTINY 1857
LieutenantJ. P. H. Crowe
FRONTIER WAR 1877
Major H. G. Moore
ZULU WAR 1879
Corporal C. F. Schiess and Acting Assistant Commissary J. L. Dalton
MOIROSI WAR 1879
Trooper P. Brown and Sergeant R. G. Scott
Surgeon Major E. B. Hartley
ZULU WAR 1879
CaptainH. C. D' Arcy and Sergeant E. O'Toole
BASUTO WAR 1880-1
TRANSVAAL WAR OF INDEPENDENCE 1880-1
Trooper J. Danaher
MATABELE REBELLION 1896
Trooper H. S. Henderson
Trooper F. W. Baxter
MASHONALAND UPRISING 1896-7
Captain R. C. Nesbitt
SOUTH AFRICAN WAR 1899-1902
Captain C. H. Mullins and Captain R. Johnston
Sergeant H. R. Martineau and Trooper H. E. Ramsden
Trooper H. Albrecht
Corporal J. J. Clements
Sergeant J. Rogers
Lieutenant W. J. English
Sergeant-Major A. Young
Surgeon Captain T. J. Crean.
Surgeon Captain A. Martin-Leake
FIRST WORLD WAR 1914-18
Bandsman T. E. Rendle
Captain P. H. Hansen
Temporary Lieutenant W. Dartnell
Private W. F. Faulds
Captain W. A. Bloomfield
Sergeant F. C. Booth
Captain O. A. Reid
Lance-Corporal W. H. Hewitt
Major J. Sherwood-Kelly C.M.G., D.S.O
Captain AM. M. Lascelles
Lieutenant R. F. J. Hayward M.C. (Bar)
Lieutenant R. V. Gorle
Lieutenant A. W. Beauchamp-Proctor D.S.O., M.C.(Bar), D.F.C
Major H. Greenwood D.S.O. (Bar), M.C
Captain R. A. West D.S.O. (Bar), M.C
SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-45
Acting Squadron-Leader J. D. Nettleton
Sergeant Q. G. M. Smythe
Lieutenant G.R. Norton M.M.
Captain E. Swales D.F.C.
Additional South African related VC recipients
Rowlands, Bt/Major Hugh
Craig, Colour-Sergeant James
Roberts,Lieut Frederick Sleigh
Wood, Lieut Henry Evelyn
Griffiths, Private William
White, Major George Stuart
Cunyngham, Lieut William Henry Dick
Robertson, Captain Clement
Gristock, Sergeant-Major George
Anderson,Lieut-Col. Charles G W
Victoria Cross awards 1856-1972 (Including three Bars).
South African and Rhodesian recipients of the Victoria Cross
South African and Rhodesian units in which recipients were serving at the time they won the Victoria Cross awards ..
South Africans (by birth or domicile) who were awarded the V.C. while serving in other Commonwealth forces ...
South African and Rhodesian V.C.s - Summary of interesting features ....
Campaigns in which these men participated
List of decorations awarded to these men (excluding campaign medals)
Victoria Cross awards won in South Africa,Rhodesia and Basutoland (Lesotho)
Victoria Cross awards won in Rhodesia and Basutoland (Lesotho)
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About the author
Ian is a descendant of Knysna's first settler of 1770. He attended Muir College in Uitenhage and then served in the Air Force Gymnasium.
He graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B Comm and also captained its boxing team. He was Selected as South Africa's first Commerce
exchange student where he worked and studied in the USA then returned to qualify as a chartered accountant.
He lives with his family in Knysna.
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