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Peter Brown
Birth: 1837
Death: Sep. 10, 1894

Basuto War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Sweden, he served as a Trooper in the Cape Mounted Rifles, Colonial Forces. During the assault on Moirosi's Mountain, South Africa, on April 8, 1879, Trooper Brown spent all day carrying water to his wounded comrades who were lying under rocks where they had taken shelter. He did this within 200 yards of the enemy who were firing from redoubts up the sides of the mountain and he continued even though he was severely wounded. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on April 12, 1880. He died of Brights disease at age 57 in Cape Town, South Africa. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Woltemade Cemetery
Cape Town
City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Western Cape, South Africa
 
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Record added: Jul 03, 2005
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