At the action of Geelhoutboom, November 23, 1901, one of our
detached posts was in danger of being outflanked, upon which
Lieutenant Maygar rode forward with orders to its officer to
retire. While this was being done, when about two hundred yards
from the enemy, one of the men had his horse shot, on seeing
which Lieutenant Maygar lifted him up on to his own horse. The
animal, however, bolted and got into swampy ground, and they
were obliged to dismount. Seeing that it was unable to bear the
weight of both, Lieutenant Maygar put the trooper on the horse,
ordered him to ride for cover, and, under a heavy fire, made his
way to shelter on foot.
Lieutenant Leslie Cecil Maygar, son of Mr. Edwin Willis Maygar,
formerly of Bristol, was born on May 26, 1871, at " The Dean "
Station, Victoria, New South Wales. Educated privately. Entered
the Victorian Mounted Rifles, March 1, 1891, and served in South
Africa from February 1, 1901, to July 31, 1902, gaining, besides
the Victoria Cross, the King's, and the South African medal with
clasps for Transvaal, Orange River Colony and Cape Colony,
Served under Major Daly, O.C., 5th V.M.R., and Colonel Pulteney.
The Cross was presented to him at Pretoria on June 8, 1902, by