18 July 2010

Victoria Cross: P. S. Marling


Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps (late Mounted Infantry)

Born: 6 March 1861, King's Stanley, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Died: 29 May 1936, Stanley Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Citation: For his conspicuous bravery at the battle of Tamai, on 13th March last [1884], 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.

[London Gazette issue 25356 dated 21 May 1884, published 21 May 1884.]

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