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Re: Nevile Howse VC

From: Glyn Thomas
Date: 7/24/00
Time: 11:01:35 AM
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Neville Reginald HOWSE was a Captain in the New South Wales Medical Staff Corps, Australian Forces, when he won the VC. On 24 July 1900, (exactly 100 years ago today) during the action at Vredefort, South Africa. Captain Howse saw a trunpeter fall and went through very heavy cross-fire to rescue the man. His horse was soon shot from under him and the captain continued on foot, reached the casualty and dressed his wound. He then carried him to safety. Captain Howse was the first man to win a VC while serving with an Australian unit. Later became Sir Neville. Have a potted history of Captain Howse and if you would like same please let me have your postal address.


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