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Horace Edward Ramsden
Birth: Dec. 15, 1878
Death: Aug. 3, 1948

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Chester, Cheshire England, he served as a Trooper in the Protectorate Regiment, South African British Forces. On December 26, 1899, during the Siege of Mafeking, South Africa, after the order to retire was given, Trooper Ramsden picked up his brother, Trooper A. E. Ramsden who had been shot through both legs. Trooper Ramsden’s brother was lying about 10 yards from the Boer trenches and he carried him about 600 or 800 yards under a heavy fire until he met some comrades who helped to carry him to a place of safety. For bravery in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on July 6, 1900. After the war he gained a commission in the Johannesburg Mounted Rifles. He also served in World War I, with Hartigan's Horse in South West Africa where he was taken prisoner by the Germans. He died at age 69 in Fish Hoek, near Cape Town, South Africa. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Maitland Road Crematorium
Cape Town
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Western Cape, South Africa
 
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Record added: Jul 06, 2005
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Horace Edward Ramsden
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Horace Edward Ramsden
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