20 February 2011

Victoria Cross: T. Edwards


Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders

Born: 19 April 1863, Brill, Buckinghamshire
Died: 27 March 1952, Woodford Bridge, London

Citation: For the conspicuous bravery displayed by him in defence of one of the guns of the Naval Brigade, at the battle of Tamai, on 13th March, 1884.
This man (who was attached to the Naval Brigade as Mule Driver) was beside the gun with Lieutenant Almack, R.N., and a blue jacket. Both the latter were killed, and Edwards, after bayonetting two Arabs, and himself receiving a wound with a spear, rejoined the ranks with his mules, and subsequently did good service in remaining by his gun throughout the action.

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

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