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Henry William Engleheart
Birth: Nov. 14, 1863
Death: Aug. 9, 1939

Second Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. He was gazetted for the award on October 5, 1900 for his actions as a sergeant in the 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales's Own), British Army, on March 13, 1900, near Bloemfontein, South Africa, during the Second Boer War. He was born in Blackheath, Greater London, England and received his education at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in Barnet, North London, England. Nothing is known of when he entered the British Army or what he did following his discharge. He died in Datchet, Berkshire, England at the age of 75. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "At dawn on the 13th March, 1900, the party that had destroyed the railway north of Bloemfontein had to charge through a Boer piquet and get over four deep spruits, in order to make their way back through the Boer lines. At the fourth spruit Sapper Webb's horse failed to get up the bank and he was left in a very dangerous position. In face of a very heavy rifle and shell fire, and, notwithstanding the great chance of being cut off, Sergeant Engleheart returned to Sapper Webb's assistance. It took some time to get the man and his horse out of the sluit and the position became momentarily more critical owing to the advance of the Boers. He was, however, at last successful, and, retiring slowly, to cover Webb's retreat, was able to get him safely back to the party. Shortly before this, Sergeant Engleheart had shown great gallantry in dashing into the first spruit, which could only be reached in single file and was still full of Boers hesitating whether to fly or fire. Had they been given time to rally, they must have destroyed the small party of British, as they outnumbered them by 4 to 1." In addition to the Victoria Cross, he received the Queen's South Africa Medal (with Relief of Kimberley, Paardeberg, and Driefontein clasps), the King George V Coronation Medal (1911), the King George VI Coronation Medal (1937), and the Army Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. His Victoria Cross and other medals are on display at The King's Royal Hussars Museum in Winchester, Hampshire, England. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
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Woking Crematorium
Woking
Woking Borough
Surrey, England
 
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Record added: Mar 22, 2004
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- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Aug. 9, 2016
Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jan. 21, 2016
Thank you for your courage and valor in time of battle. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Oct. 26, 2015
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