“THE LONDON GAZETTE, JULY 6, 1900,
War Office, July 6> 1900.
THE Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention to confer the decoration of the
Victoria Cross on the undermentioned Officers, Non-Commissioned Officer, and Trooper whose
claims have been submitted for Her Majesty’s approval, for their conspicuous bravery in South Africa,
as stated against their names :=
Name. Acts of Courage for which recommended.
The Gordon Highlanders
The Royal Fusiliers
(City of London
Captain) Sir John
7. Miibanke, Bart.
On the llth December, 1899, at the°action of Majesfontein,
Captain Towse was brought to notice by his Commanding
Officer for his gallantry and devotion in assisting the late
Colonel Downman, when mortally wounded, in the retirement,
and endeavouring, when close up to the front of the
firing line, to carry Colonel Downman on his back ; but
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