The act for which Captain Schofield was awarded the
Victoria Cross is given in greater detail in the record of
Captain Congreve, together with whom and Lieutenant Roberts,
Corporal Nurse and Captain Reed he made a heroic attempt to save
the guns at Colenso, December 15, 1899.
January 29, 1865, Major Schofield entered the Royal Artillery
February 15, 1884, becoming Captain February, 1893, and Major
February, 1900. He was, in the first instance, gazetted to the
Order for Distinguished Service, but, in the Gazette of August
30, 1901—nearly two years after his brave conduct at Colenso—the
bronze Victoria Cross was substituted for that of the Gold Cross
of the D.S.O.