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 Horace Henry Glasock

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Horace Henry Glasock

  • Birth 16 Oct 1880 Islington, London Borough of Islington, Greater London, England
  • Death 20 Oct 1916 Cape Town, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Burial Maitland, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Memorial ID 11302706

2nd Boer War Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Driver in Q Battery, Royal Horse Artillery, British Army. In actions at Korn Spruit South Africa, on March 31, 1900, a British force including two batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery, was retiring from Thabanchu towards Bloemfontein when the enemy formed an ambush. When the alarm was given that the guns and their limbers to be run back by hand to a safe place, Driver Glasock with two comrades succeeded in running back four of the guns under shelter. This most exhausting operation was carried out and when all but one of the guns and one limber had been moved to safety, the battery was reformed and put into action. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was awarded the Victoria Cross on June 26, 1900. He later settled in South Africa and while serving as a Conductor in the South African Service Corps, during World War I, he died at age 26 in Cape Town South Africa.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 6 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11302706
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Horace Henry Glasock (16 Oct 1880–20 Oct 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11302706, citing Maitland Cemetery, Maitland, City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa ; Maintained by Find A Grave .