17 December 2006

Victoria Cross: R. H. Buller


Captain (Brevet Lieutenant Colonel), 60th Rifles

Born: 7 December 1839, Downes, Devonshire

Citation: For his gallant conduct at the retreat at Inhlobana [Zululand], on the 28th March, 1879, in having assisted, whilst hotly pursued by Zulus, in rescuing Captain C. D'Arcy, of the Frontier Light Horse, who was retiring on foot, and carrying him on his horse until he overtook the rear guard. Also for having on the same date and under the same circumstances, conveyed Lieutenant C. Everitt, of the Frontier Light Horse, whose horse had been killed under him, to a place of safety. Later on, Colonel Buller, in the same manner, saved a trooper of the Frontier Light Horse, whose horse was completely exhausted, and who otherwise would have been killed by the Zulus, who were within 80 yards of him.

(London Gazette Issue 24734 dated 17 Jun 1879, published 17 Jun 1879.)

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