Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Doxats in:
 • Cambridge City Cemetery
 • Cambridge
 • City of Cambridge
 • Cambridgeshire
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Alexis Charles Doxat
Birth: Apr. 9, 1867
Surrey, England
Death: Nov. 29, 1942
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award from British King Edward VII on December 17, 1901 at St. James Palace in London, England for his actions as a lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry, British Army, on October 20, 1900 near Zeerust, South Africa during the Second Boer War. Born in Surbiton, Surrey, England, he received his education at the Norwich Grammar School in Norwich, England and later at Philberd's in Maidenhead. When the Second Boer War broke out, he was working in the Stock Exchange and was commissioned in the 3rd Battalion, Imperial Yeomanry (British voluntary cavalry unit) as a lieutenant and was sent to South Africa and served as reconnaissance office and aide-de-camp. Following the outbreak of World War I in July 1914, he joined the King's Rifle Corps of the British Army and served in the Western Front, achieving the rank of major. He died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England at the age of 75. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "On the 20th October, 1900, near Zeerust, Lieutenant Doxat proceeded with a party of Mounted Infantry to reconnoitre a position held by 100 Boers on a ridge of kopjes. When within 300 yards of the position the enemy opened a heavy fire on Lieutenant Doxat's party, which then retired, leaving one of their number who had lost his horse. Lieutenant Doxat seeing the dangerous position in which the man was placed galloped back under a very heavy fire and brought him on his horse to a place of safety." In addition to the Victoria Cross, he also received the Queen's South Africa Medal (with four campaign clasps), the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal (1914-20), the Victory Medal (1914-19), and the King George VI Coronation Medal (1937). His Victoria Cross and other medals are on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery of the British Imperial War Museum in London, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
Cambridge City Cemetery
City of Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, England
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Oct 24, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8026655
Alexis Charles Doxat
Added by: William Bjornstad
Alexis Charles Doxat
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
Alexis Charles Doxat
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. may you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015
For great gallantry
- Green Hobbit
 Added: Apr. 9, 2015

- R I P
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
There are 40 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.1 after 24 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service